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Photographed at a wolverine monitoring site in the Chiwaukum area between Stevens Pass and Leavenworth, this is the first wolf officially documented in this area since wolf recovery began in Washington in the late 2000’s.
State and federal biologists have confirmed it: a remote camera photo captured by Conservation Northwest’s Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project northwest of Leavenworth is indeed a gray wolf. It’s the first officially documented in the area since wolf recolonization began in Washington in the late 2000s.
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.
Feb 17 - Conservation NW helped successfully stall proposed legislation harmful to Washington's wolves.
A recent federal court ruling reinstates protection for wolves in the northern Rockies under the Endangered Species Act - including the eastern third of Washington. Meanwhile, wolf packs in Washington continue to face a challenging recovery.