Sad news out of Ferry County, Washington - the Sherman Pack's breeding female was struck and killed by a vehicle on State Highway 20. ...
Accident claims Sherman pack breeding female
The collared breeding female wolf from the Sherman pack was killed last week; hit by a car on State Highway 20, Sherman Pass.
Steve Pozzanghera, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Eastern Region director, confirmed the accidental death Monday.
Pozzanghera, who was in town to brief county commissioners
on possible changes to a wolf-livestock interaction protocol document, said he did not immediately know if the wolf was pregnant, but that it was the right time of year for her to be.
Read more on this in tomorrow's View.
Tricia WardlawThis is yet another reason why politically motivated population management is illogical. These wolves have enough to contend with while coexisting with human population. Its not fair for us to exterminate packs when our just one car just did an entire pack irreparable harm. Very sad news for Washington wolves.
Kim PearsonTaxpayers fund expensive, comprehensive livestock depredation investigations all the time. Will an independent agency be performing a simple toxicology and autopsy for this publicly funded/collared breeding female wolf?
Wakeling says wildlife officials recovered scat from the animal. A conservation lab at the University of Idaho confirmed the droppings were from a male offspring of a seven-member pack of wolves known as the "Shasta Pack" in Northern California.
Rozanne McBrideThe Republican led House and Senate have just passed bills that will allow hunters to kill bears and wolves in their dens with their babies. These bills allow whole scale slaughter of predators in the wild.
6 days ago · 1
Anita MehryariSorry, I won't share this...why not just give gps coordinates so some hunter can find & kill him????
A number of Pacific Wolf Coalition members just intervened in the livestock industry's lawsuit in California, which is attempting to remove endangered species protections by alleging gray wolves are a non-native species. (Shasta Pack photo by WDFW) ...
SAN FRANCISCO— Four conservation groups filed a motion today to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to remove California Endangered Species Act protections from wolves. The lawsuit, against the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, was brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation and wrongly alleges that wolves...
Kim PearsonThose who care about wildlife and what's left of wild lands need to work closer together toward monitoring animals/regions, and the people and activities that exploit/diminish them. Government departments of investigation are not effective enough; we should be working together to provide as much proof as possible to these, or our own agencies.
This feature story takes a look at wolves' return to California:
"The confirmation of wolves in Northern California begs many questions—from the likelihood of the species repopulating the state to how to proceed if they do."
“...In 20 years we’ve gone from reintroduction in Yellowstone to breeding pairs in California—can you think of another species with such a huge recovery? I can’t think of one." (Karen Kovacs, CDFW) ...
Breaking News from Oregon: The Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife announced today that Eastern Oregon has now entered Phase III of wolf management, as they've now documented eight breeding pairs. This announcement is followed by a variety of reactions - concern, caution and celebration. What will this mean for Oregon's wolves and their recovering and increasing populations? Stay tuned for more info. and updates. ...
Debbie HumphriesProbably means that as in most other states with wolves they will start hunting them :( The photo with the bulky tracking collar is sad...these are wild animals not really let to be wild as their every move is monitored!
More insights regarding the 'unintentional' death of Oregon's wolf, OR-48, when it encountered an M44 device:
"...M44s pose a serious risk to imperiled wildlife, people and companion animals. The devices are cruel and are not part of sound, ethical wildlife management," Bethany Cotton (WildEarth Guardians)..."We call on the government...to heed this latest lesson and immediately end the use of M44s and other cruel 'tools.'"
You can help - voice your concerns about the use of cyanide to kill animals, and contact the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the Headquarters for Wildlife Services. ...
Debbie Humphries3.2 million wild animals killed last year...that is an astounding unacceptable number! The death of this wolf saddens me hugely...the manner in which he was killed hugely angers me!! There is NO reason to be using this method at all other than laziness :(
4 weeks ago
Gitta ZieglerOregonians, David Williams State Director of this USDA program in Oregon. Had a good talk with him @ 503-326-2346, regarding lethal force and m-44s.
BREAKING NEWS IN OREGON: Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife reports that Wolf OR-48 "...a Shamrock Pack adult male, died on Feb. 26 on private land in northeast Oregon after an unintentional take by the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services." We will keep you posted as we learn more. Here is the link for ODFW's report: www.dfw.state.or.us/Wolves/wolf_program_updates.asp...
One wolf is dead in Wallowa County after encountering a spring-activated device containing a cyanide powder, according to a press release from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Wolf OR48, a Shamrock Pack adult male, died on Feb. 26 on private land in northeast Oregon after an unintentional tak...
Lye Berryannunintentional, my ass! F&W knows full well that those cyanide devices will kill other wildlife. they just don't care :-(
4 weeks ago · 2
Anne Laloge"Unintentional"? You put these things out there, they're going to kill whatever comes along and investigates it ......and why in hell are they attempting to kill coyotes in this inhumane manner? This makes me furious. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife needs to stop this barbaric practice now.
4 weeks ago · 5
Janice Porter GantenbeinAlways unintentional, always a mistake. Yet, these are supposed to be the professionals. Cyanide, are you kidding??? Disgusting!
4 weeks ago · 3
Kim PearsonSo tired of disappointment and broken trust. We could/can do so much better together - one day, when it's earned...
4 weeks ago · 1
Rick DowWildlife Services operates like "killers for hire". Disband this group of serial killers of wildlife!
4 weeks ago · 5
Danna CruzanHow to they kill something unintentionally?????????? Bastards.
4 weeks ago
Kate AndersonJust BS. Unintentional....right. using barbaric poison or traps, you know you are killing indiscriminately. They should revise Wildlife, kill and game to actually protect animals, using science.
4 weeks ago · 2
Jamie LantM44 device?! Cyanide?! WTF?! Who approved that bullshit?!
Bonnie AndrewsThis is outrageous! Not wolves or coyotes need to be killed due to livestock conflicts. Other states have successful non-lethal programs to manage wolves. I lived and worked on a cattle ranch and I can tell you that disease and other conditions like weather kills more livestock than little coyotes. Both canids can be managed without killing them & using hazardous poisons that are a threat to other wildlife and the environment. What century are the socalled wildlife officials living in my state? The majority of Oregonians do not support these killings!
4 weeks ago · 4
Janice LorentzWildlife Services, an agency that should be wiped out in this administration's purging of agencies.
4 weeks ago · 2
Ed MarcusGenocide what our gov is best at. Cyanide was used in the gas chamber to execute people in prison. Absolutely a planned genocide of wildlife. What will be left for future generations.
4 weeks ago
Debbie HumphriesYea right...unintentional...is that like the other 3.2 million wild animals they killed last year in this country?! Our wildlife agencies are nothing more than rogue killers! Without diversity we are rapidly losing the beauty of our planet and our souls are becoming dark...greed rules now :(
4 weeks ago
Lisa McLaneYou can thank ranchers for this! That trap was most likely set out to protect their livestock from the coyotes. If not for ranchers, this poor wolf would still be alive.
There's a lot of good work being done by so many to stand up and speak up for wolf protections. A few of those voices belong to Cascadia Wildlands and Western Environmental Law Center, both member organizations of the Pacific Wolf Coalition. Thank you! ...
Cascadia Wildlands and Western Environmental Law Center crew standing up for gray wolves in Oregon and confronting ill-named Wildlife Services in federal court today.
University of Washington researcher, Carol Bogezi, says she learned empathy for ranchers dealing with predators while growing up on her family's farm in Uganda. Now she’s working with conservationists and livestock operators to help build social tolerance for wolves among rural communities in Washington state. Recently, she was featured in an article from Public Radio International along with Bill Johnson, a participant in PWC member organization, Conservation Northwest's,Range Rider Pilot Project. ...
Lisa DiceI think this is very important and sorely needed, science and facts aren't winning the war on wolves right now, we, they, need all the help they can get, and I've been hoping someone like a Robert Redford would step up and shine a light on the current unfolding tragedy.
Washington news: A bill (HB 1872) proposed in the Washington state legislature would prematurely remove protections for gray wolves in a significant area of the state. Pacific Wolf Coalition member organization, Conservation Northwest, argues that wolves are still recovering in Washington, and wildlife managers should stick to the goals agreed upon in the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. Here's their thoughts on the matter: ...
Conservation Northwest opposes House Bill 1872. We believe wolves are still recovering in our state, and wildlife managers should stick to recovery goals in the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.
Oregon news: The April 21st OR Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) Commission meeting in Klamath Falls is when the public will have a chance to testify about any proposals ODFW puts forth. ODFW will release its full proposals in early April. At this point in time, ODFW is indicating that some kind of "controlled hunt" of wolves will be included in its proposals. ...
Big day for wildlife conservation groups in the West. A full-day Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium in Fort Collins, hosted by the Colorado Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Some member organizations of the Pacific Wolf Coalition are attending and we're in good company with a room full of wolf ambassadors and activists. ...
The question: Is the Endangered Species Act working? Here's one perspective:
"All these environmental laws — the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act — were passed as an acknowledgement of an American value...They represent a commitment not only to ourselves, but to future generations...It's not about whether I love endangered species; it's about our moral and ethical responsibility to the future." - Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife. ...
Imagine having feet that could act as snowshoes. Imagine all the places you could travel to, and in extreme weather conditions. More facts about wolves - check it out: ...
With blocky feet and long pliable toes that conform to uneven terrain, wolves are well adapted to long-distance travel. The paws of a wolf are large, almost the size of an adult human hand, and thus able to perform like snowshoes carrying wolves effortlessly atop the crusty layer of deep snow.
You can find other interesting facts about wolves via our website > bit.ly/1Vn2NOY
The American Society of Mammalogists has for decades been on the leading edge of science for the essential role of carnivores in ecosystems and that our paradigm of control must be replaced with a paradigm of coexistence. This special feature paper was just released, with free access to the public. Thank you, American Society of Mammalogists and your publication, the Journal of Mammalogy. ...
Priscilla ChristensonWhy does the Pacific Northwest keep having this insane discussion??? Let these creatures resume life in their nature ecosystems, in which, by the way, they play an essential role in the recovery of habitats. 🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺
Oregon's WolvesSadly, despite some semantics arguments, the short answer to the question the headline poses is - yes.
The good news is that the Oregon Wolf Plan is under review and due for revision. If you feel strongly that wolves should or should not be hunted, Governor Brown should hear from you: www.tinyurl.com/guvbrown
Priscilla ChristensonPathetic, narrow-minded view of the natural world and its intrinsic values. And NO, we are not on earth to use up and obliterate every natural resource and creature at our own short-sighted whim! 😡
An important season for wolves is around the corner - breeding season. Learn more below: ...
It is officially wolf breeding season. In around 63 days, the first pups will be born, just around the time snow starts to melt to give pups the longest possible time to mature before the next winter. It is important for wolf pups to have the best start possible in order to navigate the challenges of being a wolf, such as surviving habitat destruction, hunting prey, and avoiding humans. Pups are born in the warmth of an underground den and protected by the alpha pair and other members of the pack. We wish all packs a safe and thriving breeding season.
Send the California Fish and Game Commission members a message urging them to ban night hunting of coyotes and the use of lethal traps and snares in wolf habitat.
Then come out to join Center for Biological Diversity staff in speaking up for #wolves on Feb. 8 in Rohnert Park at a commission meeting:
What: California Fish and Game Commission meeting When: Wednesday, Feb 8., public comment period starts at 8:30 a.m.; 8:15 a.m. arrival time recommended Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma - Wine Country, One DoubleTree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94828
Melissa BirdWe may have won to not sell our public lands, but this yahoo, Congressman Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) submitted a bill on Monday to repeal “9B“ rules that provide a regulatory framework for oil and gas drilling operations within our National Parks. You have to enter a Zip Code from Arizona to contact him on his website, so here it is..85087. Please write to him and tell him how UNAMERICAN his Bill is.
Judy BondarCattle are one of the biggest polluters and contribute as much as the oil industry does to climate change. Wolves are truly endangered in California. There is the Shasta pack, about 6 individuals and with the possibility of 2 adults and 5 pups in Lassen. I don't think they are a big threat to any one.
Geoff Garin, president of Hart Research, who conducted the polling, said: “Voters are deeply divided on many issues, but when it comes to clean energy and the environment, overwhelming majorities want to preserve or expand protections for clean air, clean water, public lands, and at-risk wildlife." ...
This is a great opportunity for youth to get involved and share why you love wildlife through artwork. Consider participating in the 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest (led by the Endangered Species Coalition). Submissions are due by March 1st.
2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest The Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) is pleased to announce our 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, which is open to K-12 grade students, including those who are homeschooled or belong to a youth/art program.
In these times of transitions and change, sometimes the words of a younger generation provide the perfect inspiration for the days and work ahead:
"I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I've chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better." - Bindi Irwin ...
Senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming yesterday introduced the “War on Wolves Act,” a companion bill to legislation introduced last week in the House that would strip federal protections from wolves and allow trophy hunting and trapping of the species in four states.
Kirk GilothHow out of touch with reality are these clowns? Furthermore who elects them? These Republican throwbacks to the 16th century need a real education as to what the public wants not just their "constituents" whose limited mentality has not moved far in 500 years.
Late Thursday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife released its post-action report on the Profanity Peak pack events of last year. This press release regarding the Department's report was issued on Friday by the Center for Biological Diversity, a member group of the Pacific Wolf Coalition.
PORTLAND, Ore.— The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday released a long-awaited report on its killing of most of the wolves in the Profanity Peak pack in response to livestock depredations — proving the state agency failed to prevent conflicts that led to the deaths.
Pat O'HanlonI don't understand how they "failed to prevent" their own utterly heartless and very deliberate act. What whitewash is this?
2 months ago · 1
Kirk GilothThey mis-manage so much in Washington State.
2 months ago · 1
Jerry Black"The report additionally revealed that one of the Profanity Peak pack wolves shot by gunners in helicopters did not immediately die and had to be put out of its suffering when it was located three days later."
Let us not forget the "conservation" groups that supported this slaughter, namely: Conservation Northwest, Defenders of Wildlife, HSUS, and Wolf Haven.
Big News! The film, OR-7 Expedition, is now available to view for FREE on YouTube. This film is not only an incredible story of Oregon’s famous wolf, OR-7, but it’s an excellent film about the wild landscapes of the Pacific West, the amazing people who are a part of telling this story and the complexities of wolves’ return to the Pacific West. Join the Pacific Wolf Coalition and many others as we celebrate the importance of this film: ...
Joe EngelhartI sure hope the legacy he has started can continue on and grow without to many problems. I do believe that with strong groups such as the pacific wolf coalition , California wolf centre ,and the working circle there should be good things happen
More wolf news from PWC member organization, Conservation Northwest: Seven ranchers in Washington state partnered with conservation groups in 2016 to deploy trained range riders on more than 280,000 acres where both wolves and cows roam. Their efforts support the safety of livestock and native carnivores, and help build human tolerance for wolf recovery. ...
Check out these wildlife images from PWC member organization, Conservation Northwest, from their Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project: ...
While most of our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project remote camera sites are active only in the summer and fall, each winter our volunteers and staff maintain several sites looking for wolverines in remote areas of the Cascades. In 2016 one of them captured amazing new images of a gray wolf!
Wolves typically reside at lower elevations during the winter, but individuals have been known to go on long walkabouts in search of food, mates or new territory. This collared wolf photographed in the Chiwaukum Mountains west of Leavenworth is a member of the Teanaway Pack. This is the third time we've photographed wolves traveling through this area.
We've also photographed a number of wolverines here over the years. Wolverines are one of the few large mammals active in higher elevation areas throughout the winter. This makes the snowy months a great time to lure them in with scent and bait, documenting their presence and identifying individuals through "run pole" camera traps. This data helps state and federal scientists understand the status and range of wolverines in our region, information that can be used to support their recovery!
We deploy these camera sites under the guidance of agency and professional scientists, and all research permits are obtained where required. We typically limit our use of bait during the summer to avoid attracting black bears or other non-target species. In this case, we waited several months before sharing these photos in part to ensure the wolf is no longer in this area.
Learn more about our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project and how to get involved at www.conservationnw.org/monitoring or in this short video: www.facebook.com/ConservationNW/videos/10153073366058748/
#WAWolves #Wolverine #TrailCam #WildlifeMonitoring
Looking back to 2016, it was challenging to find all positive wildlife stories. On a global level, here are some astounding and important victories for wildlife. Thanks for sharing this roundup, Oregon's Wolves. ...
As we approach a new year, it offers a great reminder to reflect on the many wolf recovery successes and challenges this past year. Seeing as California has just recently announced the release of the CA Wolf Management Plan, it seems fitting to celebrate the Shasta pack family by sharing their pack family page on the Pacific Wolf Family, a great and successful project for the Pacific Wolf Coalition. Check it out and enjoy! ...
From all of us at the Pacific Wolf Coalition, we hope you've been enjoying a wonderful holiday week. Here's an uplifting story about young wildlife ambassadors speaking up for wolves in Washington: ...
Conservationists, scientists and ranchers are working together in Washington state to advance wolf recovery alongside thriving rural communities. While this collaboration - this "delicate dance" - is difficult, and to some, controversial, groups like Conservation Northwest, a member organization of the Pacific Wolf Coalition, 'believe it is vital for building the social tolerance necessary for long-term coexistence with wolves.' ...
Bonnie SchulteThey might choke on the venom running through his veins!
3 months ago
Diana KnappTime to start petitions,letters and e mails to State Representative and Congressmen..
3 months ago
Ann Cahill-MakowskyNot likely. The GOP western faction has been trying to get rid of wolves for years. The last 4 years have been a huge battle with rider after rider. They must be foaming at the mouth with the thought of Trump, his cabinet and trophy hunting sons. The ESA will be on the chopping block too. Wolves will be the first to go. The DOI Secretary pick claims to want to keep public lands in the hands of the Federal Government, but you can bet fracking platforms and mining sites will pop up everywhere, including the edges of National Parks. Doom and gloom? You bet I'm thinking that way, even though I hope I'm wrong. We are in for a big battle, we must be vigilant, vocal, and fight hard. Start by flooding your Senators with emails, Letters and especially calls to block confirmations of the cabinet picks. #DontSinkTheArk #StandforWolves
We are excited to announce our Fifth Annual Pup Naming Contest
The naming contest is open to children across the globe from Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
Every year in January, the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) completes its annual year-end population survey of the wolves living in Arizona and New Mexico. As part of this survey, the IFT captures, collars, and identifies each wolf they find with a number. We believe that these critically endangered animals deserve more than generic numbers
See the contest guidelines and entry form here >> goo.gl/SJEjke
Photo courtesy Brookfield Zoo
BREAKING NEWS: Today, the National Park Service put forward a draft plan to release 20 to 30 new wolves on Isle Royale, a remote Lake Superior island. The dwindling wolf population of only two wolves remaining (based on a recent April report from Michigan researchers), are threatened with extinction which has created a very "complex issue to address." If the National Park Service approves the plan, 20-30 more wolves would be added to the island over a three-year period as a way to increase the wolf population. Here's the story: [via Wolf Conservation Center] ...
William BaumgartnerThe interplay of Isle Royale wolves and moose has been going on for at least thousands of years. There is a much bigger question here. Should we be tipping the scales in favor of one animal over another in a completely natural ecosystem. Wolves have gone extinct on Isle Royal many times. Why should we intervene this time?
Shared landscapes, including the wildlife and plants in these areas, are invaluable. Here's an insightful article about the value of public lands. "Public lands are part of our fabric of connectedness in this country; through our common ownership and appreciation of them, we are vested in one another, state to state, region to region, hunter to schoolteacher to tattooist to nation. They help unite us."
Margie WilliamsWell. I am a bit hopeful.Til the population reaches at least 50? Sheesh. Selfish humans.
4 months ago · 2
Joe EngelhartI only hope there continues to be help for livestock producers in the form of education,and help from the environmental groups as far as funds available for range riders and radio callers on each wolf pack.
Kate AndersonWhy did we spend thousands to bring wolves back to the US and show an improvement in the environment just to have ignorant people and money grabbing ranchers and corporations just kill them all again? So infuriating.
4 months ago · 7
Susan Williams KlineI would prefer this news..."The Last Hunter to Ever Kill a Wolf Gives Up Hunting Forever When He Realizes He Did a Horrid, Senseless Act That Disgusted Caring Humans."
Jeanette HowardIt isn't hunting if you don't plan to eat it. If you don't need to eat it, then that isn't really hunting either. Killing for sport is demented. Do the world a favor and get an Xbox or take up fishing.
More wolf news from California: the CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife has released the final version of the California Wolf Management Plan. Here's the press release from several PWC member organizations regarding the Plan: ...
SAN FRANCISCO— The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has released its final plan to guide conservation and management of a small population of gray wolves well into the future. One of the strengths of the plan, which was released late Tuesday, is its emphasis on nonlethal methods to deter c...
ENTERPRISE — As the end of the year approaches, wildlife biologists are gathering data on Oregon’s wolf population even as increased numbers complicate long-term management of the animals. In Flora, Shamrock Pack sightings have become a regular occurrence. Mike Hansen, assistant wildlife biologist a...
Jennifer R NickelsonGreat news and livestock on the menu so guard them without killing the wolves, too many positive solutions on the table thanks for sharing this post.
4 months ago · 2
Lisa DiceI attended one of these workshops because I was very curious about the attitude of ranchers, I know what I hear and read, but I wanted an in person experience. The presentations were excellent, I learned a lot about different types of animal husbandry from the ranchers perspective. I am keenly interested in wolf recovery here, and everywhere. Education and cooperation is vital, there is a huge amount of stubborn misinformation out there. Great workshop, hope to see more of them.
While #GivingTuesday was earlier this week, you can share your support and gifts every day and all year round. Here's an important message and reminder from our friends at the Endangered Species Coalition: ...
This Giving Tuesday comes at a deciding moment for gray wolves around the country. Multiple bills under consideration by Congress would slash protections in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming. One bill even calls for a nationwide delisting. Wolves need these protections.
Many wolves and wolf packs have made history with their stories. An Oregon wolf, OR-7, has certainly made history in many ways. Author, Beckie Elgin, has published a new book, Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History, which will be released tomorrow on December 1st. Check it out! ...
Today, on #GivingTuesday, we pause to thank all of you for following and supporting the work of the Pacific Wolf Coalition. One simple way to help gray wolves in the Pacific West states is to learn as much as you can about them – about their stories. Give the gift of knowledge and share what you know. A good start is to watch the Pacific Wolf Family video. ...
For folks in Washington: Join our friends at Wolf Haven International on Tuesday, November 29th from 12:00-1:00pm as they host a public event to learn more about wolves in Washington. This event will be held at the Washington State History Museum.
Diane Gallegos and Linda Saunders of Wolf Haven International will discuss the importance of conserving Washington's wild wolves and providing a sanctuary for those needing rescue. They will also describe new efforts and methods in prairie conservation taking place at their Tenino sanctuary. Included in price of admission to Museum or program is $5.00. ...
Kevin CounterIf only we were back living in Oregon, I would be there. There are so many wolf education seminars and events happening all over Oregon and Washington, yet we are stuck in Idaho. Patience, young grasshopper...we are moving back to the Portland area in the spring 2017.
Several PWC member organizations are working together to urge federal land managers to step in regarding an upcoming coyote killing contest being planned in Lake County, Oregon. This has the potential of placing at risk the newly forming wolf packs in western Oregon. Stay tuned for more updates. ...
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In the spring of 2011 a lone wolf left his pack in northeastern Oregon to find new territory. He traveled over 1200 miles to California. Follow six adventurers as they retrace the route taken by a GPS-collared Oregon wolf called OR-7. On foot and by bicycle the Expedition team trekked the approximat...
The presence of two gray wolves was confirmed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) this week in Lassen County.The discovery was made after a wolf-like canid species was spotted by trail cameras in the fall of 2015 and this s
Oregon's WolvesWe're not sure "booming" is quite the right word. Multiplying a small number by a small number still produces a small number. Wolf recovery in Oregon is on track, but it remains extremely tenuous. Further, the state is making very consequential policy decisions that are very troubling to most conservationists.
Important investigative reporting from Oregon Public Broadcasting- OPB!
The agency responsible for conserving wildlife in Oregon employs 1,200. Only 3 work exclusively on non-game species.
“We know so little about so many of these species, it’s completely a possibility they could go extinct, and we wouldn’t know until after.”
Susie SiOR 7 was the first wolf to appear in California.
Wolves are now on the endangered list. If the
population grows to 50 - 75 wolves they will
be delisted. Sorry about the bad news, but
collared wolves are being shot from helicopters in Washington State. We all deserve better wolf management programs.
In a recent Seattle Times Op-Ed, PWC member organization, Conservation Northwest, shares their thoughts: “Since wolves reproduce prolifically and thrive in diverse habitats, their major challenge is human hostility. Such hostility, expressed through politics and poaching, impacts wolves far more than the occasional state removal to resolve livestock conflicts. Alleviating hostility is the first priority for wolf advocates. Wide use of coexistence tools in combination with a last-resort, lethal-removal protocol is helping build that essential tolerance in Washington state.” ...
Lisa DiceI'm not buying this, just about every sentence is as full of holes as a cheese grater.
5 months ago · 2
Lisa MessmerI call BS. There are far too many who will employ the shoot, shovel and shut up directive. And Conservation Northwest is part of the WAG that set up the protocol for dealing with Washington's wolves, aren't they? I have to double check on that.
5 months ago
Lisa MessmerI kinda bitched about the Defenders of Wildlife being on the WAG, on their facebook page and my comment was removed. And I was blocked from commenting further. I was also blocked from commenting on their website.. this was a week ago, maybe? During Wolf Awareness week. I said they were no better than PETA.. just out to get donations but not doing anything other than lip service, pretending to help wolves. I guess they didn't like my telling the world what they were really like. Defenders of Wildlife, The Sierra Club, The HSUS, even Wolf Haven International are all part of the WAG.
Follow six adventurers as they retrace the route taken by a GPS-collared Oregon wolf to explore human and wolf coexistence and meet the people along Wolf OR-7's route who now find themselves in wolf country.
The Wolf OR-7 Expedition team retraced by bicycle and on foot the approximate route taken by the GPS-collared wolf called OR-7. The wolf was born in NE Oregon and in 2011 left his pack and dispersed South to find new territory. He became the first known wolf in California in 90 years, and he is still out there...
Seating is limited for this event, please follow the link above for pre-sale tickets!
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Intoduction and film begin at 7pm.
If ranchers around the West don’t make more use of nonlethal deterrents to predation on livestock, they risk losing access to the public lands they need, a conservation-minded sheep rancher said during a presentation on the subject last week in Ketchum.
A Washington wolf who made it all the way to Montana was then shot and killed by USDA/Wildlife Services. Tragically a similar event played out a little over 2 years ago when an Oregon wolf made its way all the way through the risky gauntlet of Idaho, only to be killed by a poacher in Montana.
A 2014 wolf report released by the Center for Biological Diversity stresses the high risk of human-caused mortality to dispersing wolves. Data collected over a 30-year period demonstrated that 80% of 56 known wolf dispersals from core recovery areas ended up with the wolf dead, most of them shot illegally.
Eloise Christensenits beyond time to RETIRE "Wildlife Services" (formally animal damage control) from managing = "harvesting" = killing our wildlife. They are the marshal law for controlling wildlife—they take the wild out of our landscape. please watch this powerful 31 minute film that exposes WS for who they really are. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSV8pRLkdKI