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Olympia - Wolf meeting Fish and Wildlife Commission

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Oct 5 - How do we ensure that recent loss of the Wedge Pack won't have to ever happen again? Washington's Fish and Wildlife Commission needs to hear from you.

What
  • Wildlife commission hearing
When Oct 05, 2012
from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where 614 Sid Snyder Avenue SW, Olympia WA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206.675.9747 x201
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Please join us on October 5th in Olympia to testify at the commission meeting to speak up for a better way for wolves.

Your testimony will highlight the public commitment from both WA Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Cattlemen’s Association to expand their proactive, non-lethal efforts going into next grazing season and to develop enforceable standards for ranch operations near wolves.

The killing of Wedge Pack is tragic, especially because this situation might have been avoided with the right non-lethal strategies. Moving forward, we’re going to need a new level of cooperation among state agencies, ranchers, and conservationists, as well as robust policies that protect wolves and people. For that to happen, we need you to speak up.

VENUE CHANGE:
Columbia Room, Legislative Building
614 Sid Snyder Avenue SW,  Olympia, WA
Directions, parking (PDF)

You must arrive before 1:00 pm to sign up to testify.
The commission meeting starts at 8:30 am and discussion on wolf issue begins at 1 pm. See the full commission agenda.

NOTE: The earlier you arrive to sign in, the earlier you will be called.

Carpools will leave Seattle at 11:30 am from the NE 65th Park and Ride, or we can help you find another ride.
Please RSVP to Kit McGurn by Oct 4th or call him at 206-675-9747 x201.

Let him know if you need a carpool seat (we'll supply lunch for the ride), or if you will be meeting us at the meeting. On the ride down, we will brief you on the overall situation and how to make an effective public comment.

 Can't attend in person?

Please send an email to commission@dfw.wa.gov

Please respectfully let them know:

  • The public demands assurances that the agency, environmentalists, and ranchers come together to develop a path forward that leads to a better outcome for Washington's other wolves.
  • They need to gain formal commitments from both WDFW and the Washington Cattlemen’s Association to expand their non-lethal efforts going into next grazing season, and to develop specific and enforceable standards for what steps cattlemen must take before lethal action is triggered.

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