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Range riders help protect against wolves

Range riders help protect against wolves

For the last three summers, a pilot program has put patrols on the range to keep tabs on where the wolves are, and to check up on livestock that could be nearby.

Ranchers in wolf country finding continued success with range riding

Ranchers in wolf country finding continued success with range riding

Six Washington ranchers involved in a Conservation Northwest program to prevent conflicts between wolves and livestock using range riders lost no sheep or cows to predators during the 2014 season, despite grazing their herds in the territory of confirmed wolf packs.

Moving Past Wolf Propaganda and Poaching

Moving Past Wolf Propaganda and Poaching

In late October, a poacher killed the most important wolf in Washington.

Wolf kills increase livestock deaths, WSU study says

Wolf kills increase livestock deaths, WSU study says

Mitch Friedman is the executive director of Conservation Northwest, which helps pay for range riders and other nonlethal deterrents to protect livestock from wolves. The research “should cause us to double down on conflict avoidance,” Friedman said. “Wolves are complicated; nature is complicated. With each thing we learn, we recognize mistakes that we’ve made.”

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Moving Past Wolf Propaganda and Poaching

Moving Past Wolf Propaganda and Poaching   Dec 11, 2014

In late October, a poacher killed the most important wolf in Washington.

Join us and become a bear benefactor!

Join us and become a bear benefactor!   Dec 02, 2014

Working with partners like the St'at'imc people and Chief Michelle, we can help preserve these threatened icons, and by helping grizzly bears we’re also protecting critical habitat and helping human communities thrive.

Coexisting with wolves - a cowboy's perspective

Coexisting with wolves - a cowboy's perspective   Nov 24, 2014

As we continue to work with communities across the Northwest, we’re finding more and more open-minded people like Bill Johnson who are ready to roll up their shirtsleeves and work together on real solutions, not divisive campaigns that spread fear and animosity.

Range riding and howling with Washington wolves

Range riding and howling with Washington wolves   Nov 11, 2014

This past summer, one of our ranching partners called us to see if we could lend some hands for a few days. A wolf pack had set up a rendezvous site near where the rancher was planning to move his herd in preparation for bringing them down for the end of the grazing season. The rancher was hopeful some extra human presence would give the range rider a break and might help prevent any conflicts.

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