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

Showing blog entries tagged as: Washington's wolves
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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Wolves on the rebound

Wolves on the rebound

Posted by mmillay at Feb 15, 2013 01:00 AM |
Filed under: Washington's wolves

In their recently released annual survey, WDFW confirmed the presence of at least 24 new wolves in Washington, bringing the tally of wolves to 51. This estimate could be doubled again if unconfirmed estimates are included.

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Wolves are the new normal

Wolves are the new normal

Posted by Erin Moore at Oct 05, 2012 02:35 PM |

Oct 5 - Wolves were the main focus of a meeting of Washington's Fish and Wildlife Commission, and nearly 100 people showed up to comment for continued recovery of wolves in Washington.

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Uniquely Pacific Northwest wolves

Uniquely Pacific Northwest wolves

Posted by Erin Moore at Sep 15, 2012 12:00 AM |

Sept 15 - Will Cascades wolves retain federal endangered species act protections? The US Fish and Wildlife Service is currently deciding, and Conservation Northwest and others called on President Barack Obama to maintain Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in the Pacific Northwest.

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Lookout pack poachers sentenced

Lookout pack poachers sentenced

Posted by Erin Moore at Jul 11, 2012 05:50 PM |

Three members of the White family of Twisp, WA, have been sentenced for their criminal roles in the poaching of members of the Cascade's Lookout wolf pack. The illegal killings reduced the pack to its present status of just two or three wolves, and the pack has not produced pups since.

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In Man vs. Wolf, Northwest wolves star on Discovery Channel

In Man vs. Wolf, Northwest wolves star on Discovery Channel

Posted by Erin Moore at Jul 05, 2012 06:50 PM |

July 5 - Millions of people are expected to watch a captivating special on Northwest wolves airing Saturday, July 7 (8 pm, times may vary), on the Discovery Channel.

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Jay Kehne appointed to Fish & Wildlife Commission

Jay Kehne appointed to Fish & Wildlife Commission

Posted by Erin Moore at Jan 15, 2012 01:00 AM |

Jan 15 - The job of a commissioner is to look at the best science possible and make good decisions for wildlife, says Jay Kehne, who lives in Omak and works part-time for Conservation Northwest.

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Washington's wolves get a plan

Washington's wolves get a plan

Dec 3 - Spurred along by the natural local return of wolves, years of science-based collaborative work, and support from thousands of residents, the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission votes to approve a wolf recovery plan.

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Wolves and wilderness benefit from private land easement

Wolves and wilderness benefit from private land easement

Posted by ssmith at Aug 24, 2011 05:00 PM |

Conservation Northwest is proud to announce closing on a conservation easement on the 504-acre Dawson Ranch near Colville, WA. This easement enables the Dawsons to commit their ranch permanently to open space and wildlife habitat while staying in operation.

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Smackout wolf pack is 5th for Washington - Teanaway female is a Lookout pup, grown up

Smackout wolf pack is 5th for Washington - Teanaway female is a Lookout pup, grown up

Posted by Erin Moore at Jul 22, 2011 05:35 PM |

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today confirmed the Smackout Pack, another new wolf pack in Washington, this time in northeast Stevens County. They also announced that the adult female of the new Teanaway Pack is likely a descendant of the Lookout Pack, farther north in the Cascades.

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New wolf pack confirmed in the Washington Cascades

New wolf pack confirmed in the Washington Cascades

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.

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