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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
This past week, the British Columbia government announced it will begin using helicopter sharpshooters to remove two wolf packs in southeast BC to protect endangered mountain caribou (also called woodland caribou). We generally do not support predator controls as a management tool except in rare and extreme cases.
Proposed plan fails to address problem roads where the roadbed itself and motorized vehicle use contributes to impaired water quality, reduced fish and wildlife habitat, and diminished opportunities for quality non-motorized recreation including horseback riding, wildlife watching and hunting.
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.
As wolves continue to recover in the Pacific Northwest, and as state agencies move towards the management phases of wolf recovery, Conservation Northwest, along with the Pacific Wolf Coalition and the University of Washington, recently had the opportunity to bring together some of North America's leading wolf experts to discuss ways to recover and manage gray wolves using the best available science, as well as experience from other states.
Submit your thoughts on the future management and values of the Teanaway Community Forest by attending a public open house on December 4th, or by submitting your comments online.
A mature female wolf was found dead this week within the territory of the Teanaway Pack northeast of Cle Elum. Because wolves remain federally listed as Endangered in Washington’s Cascades, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents are investigating the incident.
Based on the information currently available, we believe this to be a flagrant violation of state law that warrants appropriately severe penalties if the offender is found guilty.
Join Conservation Northwest, the Wilderness Awareness School, and the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition for this winter’s field season monitoring wildlife in the Cascades at Snoqualmie Pass!
This coming Tuesday, October 14th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. WDFW will host a public meeting on wolf management in Room 1EF of the Lynnwood Convention Center.
Public comment on the restoration plan is open through October 15th. Please show your support for recovering fishers in the Cascades by submitting a comment below!