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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.
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.
Protecting habitat for lynx in northeast Washington is essential to lynx conservation.
The world’s southernmost caribou need all the protection they can get! Tell USFWS not to downlist WA’s woodland caribou.
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.
Submit a comment by July 18 to WDFW to support Washington’s recovering wolves. The agency is considering new proposals for managing predator/prey relationships and developing a plan to manage wolves after they are no longer classified as an endangered species.
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.
USFWS may downgrade protections for Selkirks caribou, deeming them "threatened" and no longer "endangered," in response to a petition from the Pacific Legal Foundation, which represents snowmobile interests in northern Idaho.
Elk, mule deer, and more can now enjoy a more connected and secure future in the Manastash of Washington's central Cascades. Prior to this acquisition, volunteer teams with Conservation Northwest's Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project caught remote camera photos of wildlife on these valuable parcels.
On April 8 the Whistler community welcomed the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative at "A night with the grizzlies."