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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.

Showing blog entries tagged as: Washington's wolves
Aug. 29th Update on Huckleberry Pack

Aug. 29th Update on Huckleberry Pack

As the Huckleberry Wolf Pack situation continues to evolve, Conservation Northwest has been in regular communication with the office of Governor Jay Inslee, our elected leaders in the state legislature and Department of Fish and Wildlife officials. We have also been receiving direct updates from agency specialists and independent wolf experts working on the ground at the incident site in Stevens County.

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Statement on Huckleberry Wolf Pack Depredations

Statement on Huckleberry Wolf Pack Depredations

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Aug 25, 2014 12:50 PM |

Conservation Northwest is disturbed by conflict occurring between the members of the Huckleberry Wolf Pack and a sheep herd in Stevens County. We have been contacted by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) and informed that up to four members of the pack will be killed.

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Summer News from the Range

Summer News from the Range

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 27, 2014 10:35 PM |

Ranchers have begun turning out cows and calves onto seasonal grazing lands. Some of those lands overlap with territory home to Washington’s recovering wolves. And that’s where you’ll find livestock under the watchful eye of range riders co-sponsored by Conservation Northwest.

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Fladry protects wolves and livestock in Teanaway

Fladry protects wolves and livestock in Teanaway

A non-lethal wolf mitigation tool that's centuries-old is helping prevent wolf-livestock conflict in the Teanaway Valley this spring. And Conservation Northwest staff and volunteers were happy to lend a hand to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to put it in place.

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$7500 reward offered for illegal wolf killing

$7500 reward offered for illegal wolf killing

Posted by Erin Moore at Feb 21, 2014 03:37 PM |

The illegally killed wolf was once part of the Smackout Pack in northeast Washington. Today, Conservation Northwest and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a reward for up to $7,500 to anyone who can offer information leading to the conviction of the person or persons involved in the illegal killing of a female collared gray wolf.

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Good news spreads for range riding

Good news spreads for range riding

Posted by Erin Moore at Nov 13, 2013 07:10 PM |

The Spokesman-Review on Sunday ran a feature article telling the story of Conservation Northwest's budding range rider program. This last season, 2013, Conservation Northwest expanded the program to sponsor range riders for three ranch families in Washington.

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Wolf delisting deadline extended to Dec 17

Wolf delisting deadline extended to Dec 17

Posted by Erin Moore at Sep 04, 2013 12:00 AM |

The comment deadline for protecting wolves in much of the United States including the Northwest has been extended to 10/28/13, with public hearings scheduled for Sacramento, Albuquerque, and Washington DC.

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Teanaway protection connects wildlife habitat

Teanaway protection connects wildlife habitat

Over 50,000 acres of rich watershed and habitat for wolves and other wildlife in the Teanaway River Valley will soon be acquired and managed as Washington State public land, thanks to the ongoing work of Forterra and other partners. The Teanaway acquisition adds to the Cascades habitat connectivity objectives spearheaded by Conservation Northwest through our Cascades Conservation Partnership.

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For Cascades wolves, it's premature to remove protections

For Cascades wolves, it's premature to remove protections

Posted by Erin Moore at Jun 13, 2013 03:45 PM |

Conservation Northwest urges continued protection for Washington's Cascades wolves and their recognition as a distinct population. This approach would allow all the aspects of the Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to be fully implemented, while allowing for higher federal poaching fines and greater accountability to recovery goals.

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Wolf funding eases conflict

Wolf funding eases conflict

Posted by Erin Moore at May 02, 2013 12:00 AM |

The state has passed legislation funding proven methods including range riding to reduce conflicts with large carnivores. Funds will come from $10 added to the cost of a Washington vanity license plate. The change is expected to raise more than $1 million/year without raising taxes.

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