Locals react to wolf reintroduction on ballot

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KJCT) - Yesterday, 200,000 signatures were submitted to put wolf reintroduction on your ballot come November of 2020.

For some groups, yesterday was a huge victory towards restoring biodiversity. For others, they're worried that folks on the Front Range aren't thinking about Western Coloradans hunters and ranchers. Local co-chair of Colorado 'Stop the Wolf' coalition said the group's next focus will be on the Front Range.

“They’re the ones that are going to vote and cause the western slope to have to deal with this problem if it passes. They don’t have to worry about it till about 20 years go by when wolves end up in Estes Park or in Woodland Park and they’re in your neighborhoods, killing your dogs,” says Denny Behrens, co-chair of Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition.

Both sides claim a "grass-roots" effort and encourage folks to investigate the issue for themselves.