In a unanimous vote, Sierra County Commissioners during their February 17 session approved a resolution (#103-065) establishing their opposition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Wolf Recovery Program.
Prior to the vote, commission members heard public comments from a half-dozen citizens in support of the proposed resolution. The comments included requests for the board to consider enacting an ordinance, instead of a less formal resolution, saying an ordinance would assure the statutory authority of the Sierra County Sheriff’s Department in related matters.
After discussing the option, commissioners decided to approve the proposed resolution as written, but heeding the public comments, also agreed to consider a potential ordinance, or an additional resolution, to further define the county’s opposition to the present wolf recovery initiative.
The approved resolution spells out Sierra County’s direct opposition to FWS revisions of the wolf recovery program, which involved…