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2020 NEWS:

Conservation groups ask Washington state to kill fewer wolves
KING5 – May 14, 2020

Report: Washington’s wolf population grows at least 11% in 2019
The Spokesman-Review – April 20, 2020

Opinion: The tracks left by OR-7
The Oregonian – April 19, 2020

Oregon’s wolf count up to 158, but famous canid OR-7 likely dead
The Oregonian – April 16, 2020

Indigo wolves upgraded to pack by ODFW
The News-Review – February 22, 2020

Seattle judge revives claims by wolf advocates
Capital Press – February 21, 2020

Lone wolf traveled 8,700 miles looking for a mate. She was just found dead in California
The Sacramento Bee – February 6, 2020

Reward offered in case of endangered wolf that left Oregon, was killed by poacher in California
The Oregonian – January 9, 2020

2019 NEWS:

Time to strike a balance between protecting wolves and cattle
Seattle Times – October 13, 2019

4 pups born this year in group of wolves living in eastern Lane and Douglas counties
KVAL – October 4, 2019

Washington Governor Looking For Changes In Wolf Management
OPB – October 1, 2019

Three New Wolf Pups Sighted in Northeast California
KQED – August 6, 2019

Governor, environmental groups rip Oregon’s new wolf plan
The Oregonian – June 8, 2019

Oregon wildlife commissioners adopt hotly contested wolf management plan
The Oregonian – June 7, 2019

Opinion: On wolves, state fish and wildlife agency has lost its way
The Oregonian – June 2, 2019

Conservation group offers $7,500 reward in killing of wolf
KING5 News – June 1, 2019

Scientists Find Flaws in Plan to Lift US Wolf Protections
US News & World Report – May 31, 2019

Rep. Earl Blumenauer to Attend Portland Rally Against Removal of Gray Wolf From Endangered Species List
Willamette Week – May 2, 2019

Environmentalists’ acceptance of shooting wolves frays in Washington
Capital Press – April 26, 2019

Environmental groups plan Portland rally to protect endangered status of gray wolves
The Oregonian – April 25, 2019

Gov. Kate Brown Picked a Big-Game Hunter to Serve on the Board That Manages Oregon’s Wolves
Willamette Week – April 24, 2019

Plan has new rules on killing wolves that prey on livestock
Seattle Times – April 15, 2019

Oregon’s wolf population up at least 10 percent, according to annual report
The Oregonian – April 8, 2019

Wolf pack living west of Cascade Mountains for first time in decades
Seattle Times – April 4, 2019

New group of wolves found in southern Oregon Cascades
KATU2 News – March 21, 2019

U.S. Moves to Take Wolf Off Endangered List, But California Protections Still Strong
KQED – March 15, 2019

Spokane conservationist: Plan to end wolf protections premature, political
The Spokesman-Review – March 6, 2019

Delisting could have grave effects for OR-7’s pack
The Mail-Tribune – March 6, 2019

The wolf you feed
The Spokesman-Review – February 20, 2019

Gray wolf OR-54’s return to Nevada County part of ‘dispersal’ activity
The Union – February 20, 2019

Washington bill calls for wolf status review
Capital Press – February 20, 2019

Wolves may keep cows off Washington Fish and Wildlife land
Capital Press – February 14, 2019

Ranchers Learn Strategies to Cope with Growing Wolf Population
Strategic Ranching Oregon [reprinted from Hells Canyon Journal] – February 9, 2019

Wolf shot, killed near Sprague Lake about 40 miles from Spokane
The Spokesman-Review – February 8, 2019

Tube Man Waves Bye-Bye To Wolves In Southern Oregon
OPB – February 5, 2019

Washington may have far more wolves than estimated, researcher says
The Seattle Times – February 4, 2019

Did someone kill the Shasta Pack, California’s mysterious wolf family?
Sacramento Bee – February 1, 2019

Gray wolf returns to Nevada County
Sierra Sun – January 31, 2019

Tracking Conflict And The Wolf
Oregon Quarterly – January 11, 2019

Three more depredations by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
WDFW – January 11, 2019

Wolf Plan revision to be presented to Commission in March
ODFW – January 10, 2019

Environmental groups blast ODFW over wolf plan
The Bend Bulletin – January 10, 2019

Wolf kills calf on Jackson County ranch, first known attack in 2019
The Oregonian – January 9, 2019

‘It’s tough sleeping at night’: ranchers seek to protect herds as wolves move in
The Guardian – January 9, 2019

Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks
The Washington Post – January 7, 2019

2018 NEWS:

Wolf killing leads to criminal investigation
Lassen County Times – December 26, 2018

Here a wolf, there a wolf, everywhere a wolf, wolf.
NW News Network – December 3, 2018

Gray wolf protections on track to survive the current Congress
McClatchy DC Bureau – December 3, 2018

Washington study on wolves and prey starts year three
Capital Press – November 29, 2018

WDFW pauses efforts to remove OPT pack wolves
The Chewelah Independent – November 26, 2018

2 More Wolf Kills Authorized By Washington Officials
OPB – November 7, 2018

Fourth cattle death near Fort Klamath confirmed as wolf kill: Traps set to collar wolves
Herald and News – October 31, 2018

Wolves may be moving to Western Washington
KIRO7 – October 30, 2018

Washington approves killing of remaining two wolves in the old Profanity Peak pack area
KREM2 – October 26, 2018

Seeing is Believing
Medium – October 25, 2018

Oregon eyes plan for managing wolves to protect livestock
The Washington Times – October 12, 2018

Washington wildlife managers shoot another wolf
Capital Press – September 28, 2018

Rogue Pack kills guard dog
Mail Tribune – September 26, 2018

Juvenile wolf in Washington state killed after cattle attacks
KING5 News – September 18, 2018

Judge rejects effort to temporarily halt killing of wolves
The Idaho Statesman – September 14, 2018

Judge blocks order to kill wolves in northeast Washington state
The Seattle Times – August 20, 2018

Renowned wolf OR-7’s a father again
Mail Tribune – August 14, 2018

New pups are born and new wolf roams Plumas
Plumas County news – July 27, 2018

The Ethics of Saving Wolves
The Revelator – July 11, 2018

OR-7 Wolf: Can the Legendary Border Crosser Save His Endangered Species?
Newsweek – July 4, 2018

Born to be wild; gray wolf follows her father OR-7’s paw steps
Redding Record Searchlight – June 12, 2018

Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves
The Associated Press – May 21, 2018

State agrees to wait 8 hours before killing wolves
King5 News – May 18, 2018

Gray wolves could soon return to native territory in Western Washington
Snoqualmie Valley Record – April 23, 2018

UPDATE: Oregon kills two more wolves from Pine Creek Pack, authorizes killing of one more
Statesman Journal – April 18, 2018 

Wolf Conservation and Management: California’s Known Wolves – Past and Present (April 2018)
CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – April 16, 2018

News Release: Oregon home to more than 124 wolves; count finds 11% increase over last year
OR Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – April 12, 2018

News Release: Washington’s wolf population increases for 9th straight year
WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – March 16, 2018

Trapper who shot wolf in eastern Oregon sentenced to probation, fined
The Associated Press – March 9, 2018

OR-54 returns to Oregon after journey south
Ashland Daily Tidings – February 27, 2018

Amateur photographer snaps wolf at Crater Lake
Herald and News – February 19, 2018

OR-54 leaves Oregon – and she’s taking her bling
Mail Tribune – February 2, 2018

A Man in Rural Eastern Oregon Was Just Charged for Illegally Trapping and Killing a Wolf 
Willamette Week – January 31, 2018

News Release: Wolves confirmed in northern portion of Cascades (Wasco County)
US Fish & Wildlife Service, ODFW – January 16, 2018

State confirms third wolf attack on Jackson County ranch this month
The Oregonian/OregonLive – January 16, 2018

2017 NEWS: 

Animals that could disappear because of us
S. CA Public Radio (SCPR 89.3 KPCC) – December 16, 2017

Reward for information on slain Washington wolves grows to $20,000
The Associated Press – December 11, 2017

Ranchers, advocates voice objections to Oregon Wolf Plan update
Blue Mountain Eagle (Capital Bureau) – December 8, 2017

Betting on Conservation
bioGraphic – December 5, 2017

Press Release: Conservation Groups Boost Reward to $16,750 for Oregon Wolf-killer Amid Poaching Surge
CBD, N.E. Oregon Ecosystems, Defenders of Wildlife, HSUS, Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands – November 8, 2017

North Cascades NP Shares More Details On Wolf Observations
Northwest Sportsman – November 2, 2017

For the first time in 100 years, officials confirm the death of Calif. livestock by wolf
SF Gate – October 28, 2017

Press Release: Conservation Groups Join Reward To Catch Oregon Wolf Killer

Defenders of Wildlife, CBD, KS Wild, HSUS – October 24, 2017

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information on Illegal Killing of Gray Wolf Near Klamath Falls, Oregon
U.S. Fish & Wildlife – October 11, 2017

Confirmed: That Skagit Wolf’s a Wolf
Northwest Sportsman Magazine – September 29, 2017

Quiz tests differences between wolves and coyotes
The Bend Bulletin – September 26, 2017

Endangered Species Act Protections in House Committee Crosshairs
EcoWatch – September 13, 2017

The Growing Trade in Bear, Lynx and Wolf Pelts
Sierra Club Magazine – August 29, 2017

News Release: WDFW plans lethal action to address predation by wolf pack in Ferry County
WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – August 25, 2017

News Release: Dedicated non-lethal efforts fail to limit Meacham Wolf Pack depredations on private land, ODFW authorizes incremental take of wolves
OR Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – August 24, 2017

New wolf pup spotted in Lassen Pack
The Sacramento Bee – August 21, 2017

Wolf collared in east county remains elusive
GoSkagit – August 19, 2017

News Release: ODFW moves to lethal take for Harl Butte wolves to limit further livestock losses
OR Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – August 3, 2017

News Release: WDFW plans to take lethal action to change wolf pack’s behavior
WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – July 20, 2017

News Release: CDFW Confirms Presence of Wolf Pack in Lassen County, Collars Adult Wolf
CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – July 5, 2017

Press Release: Court Throws Out Feds’ Misguided Policy Limiting Prosecution of Killers of Endangered Wildlife
WildEarth Guardians & New Mexico Wilderness Alliance – June 22, 2017

First wolf collared with GPS west of Cascades
King5 News – June 15, 2017

Why killing coyotes doesn’t make livestock safer
The Conversation – May 29, 2017

OR-7 is alive, well and still bringing home the groceries

Capital Press – May 26, 2017

Back From The Brink: “Wolf Nation”
Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) – May 24, 2017

Wolves need space to roam to control expanding coyote populations
University of Washington – May 23, 2017

Denmark Now Has A Wild Wolf Pack Again – For The First Time in 200 Years
National Public Radio (NPR) – May 4, 2017

Crisis Averted: Spending Bill Free of Attacks on Wildlife
Press Release: Defenders of Wildlife – May 1, 2017

Wolves expected to make their move to Southwest Oregon
The Associated Press – April 19, 2017

Wolf report and management plan now available
The News-Review – April 12, 2017

California wolf from ‘missing’ Shasta pack seen in Nevada
Times-Standard – April 5, 2017

Conservation Groups Sue to Protect Wildlife From ‘Cyanide Bombs’
Oregon Public Radio (OPB) – April 4, 2017

Wolf dies in unintentional take in northeast Oregon
Wolf Program Update: OR Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – March 2, 2017

There’s a new wolf in town
Mail Tribune – February 28, 2017

How Washington ranchers are learning to cope with wolves, with lessons from Uganda 
Public Radio International – February 24, 2017

Washington lawmaker’s wolf bill gets heard, but not passed
Capital Press – February 17, 2017

Editorial: Hunting wolves
The Register-Guard – February 16, 2017

Gone But Not Forgotten – OR4 in NYC
Oregon Wild: Blog – February 16, 2017

Statement in opposition to legislation delisting wolves in northeast Washington
News Statement: Conservation Northwest – February 15, 2017

Pioneering Study Reveals Nonlethal Wolf Deterrents Effectively Protect Livestock Across Large Grazing Areas
Press Release: Defenders of Wildlife – February 10, 2017

Ranchers, Farmers Sue to Keep California Gray Wolves Unprotected
KCET: Endangered Species – February 8, 2017
Why the Latest War on Wolves? Three Reasons You May Not Know

The Huffington Post – January 24, 2017

Why OR7 is a celebrity
High Country News – January 23, 2017

WDFW Report, Profanity Peak wolf pack: 2016 lethal removal action
WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – January 12, 2017

2016 NEWS:

Press Release: California Wolf Plan Sets Road Map for Conserving Small Population
Center for Biological Diversity, EPIC, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club California – December 7, 2016

Two Gray Wolves Confirmed Present in Lassen County
California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – November 2, 2016

Washington wolf killed in Montana had traveled 700 miles
Independent Record – October 25, 2016

News Release: WDFW suspends lethal action against Profanity Peak pack
Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – October 19, 2016

Oregon wolf killed by poacher, $20,000 reward offered
Statesman Journal – October 19, 2016 (updated from October 14, 2016)

OR-7’s pack suspected in 3 attacks on cattle
The Oregonian/OregonLive – October 11, 2016

Press Release – Poll: Most Oregonians Oppose Hunting of Wolves, Favor Nonlethal Conflict Prevention
Pacific Wolf Coalition – October 7, 2016

Washington wildlife managers kill another gray wolf
The Associated Press [Seattle Times] – October 1, 2016

Lawsuit: Oregon wolf decision violated Endangered Species Act
The Bend Bulletin – September 23, 2016

Editorial: Closer look needed at state’s policy on killing wolves
HeraldNet – September 22, 2016

Americans love animals more than they used to – even ‘scary’ ones
The Washington Post – September 20, 2016

WDFW: Removing entire Profanity Peak pack challenging
Capital Press – September 19, 2016

Pack removal rekindles wolf debate in Washington
Capital Press – September 16 2016

Wolf Advisory Group meets amid Profanity Peak pack
King 5 News – September 14, 2016

Press Release: Conservationists Express Outrage That Entire Pack of Wolves, 12 Percent of State Population, to be Killed for Preying on Livestock on Public Lands
Center for Biological Diversity, Endangered Species Coalition, Kettle Range Conservation Group, The Lands Council – August 24, 2016

Joint Conservation Wolf Advisory Group Statement
Conservation Northwest, Defenders of Wildlife, the Humane Society of the U.S., Wolf Haven International – August 23, 2016

News Release: WDFW to restart wolf removal after finding dead, injured calves
WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – August 19, 2016

Pups for Rogue Pack and new “Silver Lake wolves”
OR Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – July 28, 2016

Announcing: The Pacific Wolf Family
Pacific Wolf Coalition – July 21, 2016

LDF makes historic grant announcement and welcomes Terry Tamminen as global CEO
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation – July 13, 2016

Oregon Appeals Court Reinstates Legal Challenge to Premature Wolf Delisting
Cascadia Wildlands, CBD, Oregon Wild – July 6, 2016

Wolf News: Potential evidence of at least one additional wild wolf in northern California
CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife – June 2016

Never Make the Same Mistake Twice
Eugene Weekly – June 9, 2016

Where did wolves become dogs? Maybe in two places
The Washington Post – June 2, 2016

New Study Maps the Way for California Wolves, Highlights Key Strategies for Coexistence
Defenders of Wildlife Blog – May 24, 2016

When you start killing wolves, something odd happens
BBC Earth – May 11, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to those searching for wolf solutions
Siskiyou Daily News – May 6, 2016

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Three Oregon Lawmakers Over the Wolf Delisting Bill
Press Release: Cascadia Wildlands – May 2, 2016

Olympia High School’s Story Warren Receives National Award for Wolf Research
Thurston Talk – May 2, 2016

Locals air concerns, questions at wolf workshop in Siskiyou County
Siskiyou Daily News – April 27, 2016

Living With Wolves
The AgMag – Spring 2016 Issue

Lawsuit over Oregon wolf delisting ruled “moot”
Capital Press – April 22, 2016

Wolves Have Local Howl Accents
Scientific American – April 5, 2016

Oregon Just Killed a Family of Wolves – April 2, 2016

Celebrate the return of wolves to California
The Press Democrat: Editorial – March 26, 2016

Washington mulls new policy on shooting wolves
Capital Press – March 16, 2016

Gov. Kate Brown signs bill blocking legal review of gray wolf protections
The Oregonian/OregonLive – March 15, 2016

Wolf Advocates Look for Oregon Governor’s Decision on Delisting Bill
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) – March 3, 2016

Pamela Flick: We can live peacefully with the wolves
Record Searchlight: Opinion – February 26, 2016

Wolf photos document Washington’s newest pack
Yakima Herald – February 24, 2016

Wolf delisting decision not based on the facts
The Register-Guard – February 15, 2016

Officials, advocates promote coexistence of wolves, livestock
Capital Press – February 2, 2016

Officials: Wolves Continue to Enter California from Oregon
Outdoor Hub: General Outdoor News – January 8, 2016

Fall, Winter 2015 NEWS:

Legal Challenge Filed Over Removal of Protections From Oregon’s Gray Wolves
Press Release: Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild, CBD – December 30, 2015

Ruling bars federal Wildlife Services Program from killing wolves
Methow Valley News – December 23, 2015

California Releases Gray Wolf Management Plan
Press Release: Center for Biological Diversity – December 3, 2015

New Wolf Pack Confirmed in North-Central Washington
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) – November 24, 2015

Officials remove wolf from endangered species list
Associated Press – November 10, 2015

Scientists Slam Oregon’s ‘Fundamentally Flawed’ Proposal to Remove Wolf Protections
Press Release: Center for Biological Diversity – October 29, 2015

Wolf OR-7’s collar no longer working
The Bulletin – October 28, 2015

Wolf News: Results of lab analysis of scat collected from the Shasta Pack
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife – October 5, 2015