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Hot off the press on wolves

Jul 30, 2008

The return of the first documented wolf pack to Washington has generated a lot of press...

August 8, 2008: Washington is working with stakeholders, like Conservation Northwest, on a plan for welcoming wolves back. “The biggest threat to wolves once they’re on the ground is social acceptance,” Knowles said. If ranchers, farmers, and rural residents aren’t included in making plans for recovery, “people are more likely to take matters into their own hands.”

August 7, 2008: Our recording of wolf pups in the Methow hit the airwaves on KUOW's Weekday. Hear the Podcast here.

July 31, 2008: The re-emergence of wolves is no cause for hysteria, and most people who live in the Methow don't seem to be running to lock up the kids and bar the gate...

One of six wolf puppies in the Lookout Pack. Photo © Conservation NorthwestJuly 29, 2008: Wildlife biologists and volunteers monitoring Washington state's first wolf pack near Twisp say the parents and pups appear to be doing well....

July 29: Are wolves a danger to humans? "You're more likely to get attacked by someone's dog while you're hiking on a trail than you are to have a threatening contact with a wolf," said Derrick Knowles, outreach coordinator for Conservation Northwest.

July 24: King 5 News features the return of wolves and Conservation Northwest's Joe Scott.

July 24: DNA samples confirm gray wolves are back. Six pups are part of first confirmed wolf pack in the valley in more than 70 years.

July 23: State's first purebred wolf pack since 1930s found near Twisp.

July 22: Conservation Northwest blogs on wolves, including a flipbook of images taken.

July 19: Biologists capture suspected wolves in Okanogan County, a development that could confirm the first wolf pack in Washington since the animals were eradicated decades ago.

July 16: Using howling surveys, an interagency team of biologists is hot on the trail of what is believed to be the first wolf pack in Washington state since the 1930s in western Okanogan County.

July 15: Possible return of wolves sparks planning for their presence. The echoing, spine-tingling howls of a pack in full cry shows they're coming back on their own.

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