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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.
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.
July 5 - Today, the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed the second known pack of wolves in the Cascade Mountains in decades. The “Teanaway Pack” was first discovered by volunteers working for Conservation Northwest’s wildlife monitoring program.
The Methow Valley News broke the news June 9, 2011, that three Twisp area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury with charges or killing several endangered Washington wolves, members of the Lookout Pack in the North Cascades.
Close on the heels of Congress removing federal protections for Northern Rockies wolves, federal biologists will start for endangered Cascades wolves a required 5-year status review in the Pacific Northwest.
A compromise budget bill just passed contained a rider that strips federal Endangered Species Act protections from Northern Rockies wolves. Wolves in the eastern third of Washington have lost federal protection; wolves west of there, namely the Lookout Pack, are not affected by the new law.
Mar 24 - A news roundup on Washington's wolves from Conservation Northwest.
Mar 1 - Conservation Northwest is contributing to a poaching enforcement reward fund, helping catch those who illegally kill Washington wildlife, from wolves to elk.