Thank you for your April 10 article "Don't Tread on Me." Your article mentions the possibility of closing the WNC Nature Center, home to one of the Species Survival Programs for critically endangered red wolves.
There are fewer than 100 red wolves in the wild. Several of those have been killed in recent months by hunters mistaking them for coyotes. We don't need to add to the struggle to keep red wolves alive in the wild. The WNC Nature Center is playing a key part in keeping the population from becoming extinct. And extinction is forever.
The center already has a business plan in place that will bring in increased revenues. Many of us who live in other states also contribute funds toward red wolf recovery. This species is important and we want it to survive!
There are many ways that revenues can be raised to keep the center open. We need to start thinking about the legacy that we are leaving to our children and grandchildren. Will it be red wolves? Or just the memory of them?
— Janet Hoben