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Latest press on Washington's wolves and a state wolf plan
Dec 05, 2011: 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.
KUOW's Weekday discusses wolf plan with Jasmine
Jasmine Minbashian, special projects director at Conservation Northwest, talks to Weekday's Steve Scher about a huge success, the passing of Washington's wolf plan and what comes next.
Washington wolf plan approved
After four years of development, public review and controversy, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Saturday unanimously adopted a plan that will guide state conservation and management of gray wolves in the state.
Olympic Peninsula wolves could be part of management plan
Future wolf populations on the Olympic Peninsula could be part of a plan to recover the species approved by a state commission.
Washington’s state wolf plan gets official approval
Political scientists believe that wolf recovery in Washington state might be less controversial because it is a competitive two-party state... In the historical sweep of American politics traditional economy, one-party states (whether Republican or Democrat) have been slow to innovate on economic or environmental policies. This article also references our press release, "Conservation Northwest applauds collaborative approach to wolf conservation."
Wildlife commission adopts wolf recovery plan
Conservation Northwest applauds the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for approving a state conservation and management plan for the gray wolf.
WA commission approves wolf management plan
Derrick Knowles, an avid hunter who works for wildlife group Conservation Northwest, participated as a member of the wolf working group and congratulated the commission on the plan. "While it isn't any one special interest group's perfect plan, it's the right plan for Washington and I applaud the Fish and Wildlife Commission for their leadership today," Knowles said in a written statement.
Stressing Flexibility, Addressing Hunter, Livestock Concerns, WA FWC Approves Wolf Plan
Conservation Northwest's Jasmine Minbashian said she was "not enamored" with the final plan - her organization was one member of the Wolf Working Group - but was happy otherwise, calling it a "true compromise" and adding, "It looks like we've learned lessons from the Northern Rockies," and looked forward to helping to finding and monitoring more wolves.
Letter to the editor: Wolves not a threat to healthy humans
One afternoon three or four [wolves] appeared in the brush beside me, then followed me closely for a few miles. I remember them as sleek and beautiful. I also remember that I was scared half to death. But I needn’t have been. As my dad had told me, and repeated that evening, wolves won’t hurt you unless you are down and injured.
What to do with wolves
Jasmine Minbashian, special projects director at Conservation Northwest, joins The Conversation to weigh in on wolf recovery and a Washington wolf plan.
Letter to the editor: Support wolf recovery
Barrett Lindsey of Spokane attended the recent Fish and Wildlife hearing to express his support of Washington's wolf plan.
Proponent of wolves tell Port Angeles area chamber animals would help ecosystem, local economy
David Graves, [National Parks Conservation Association's] northwest program manager, said the loss of the predator has lead to higher bank erosion along the Hoh River due to overfeeding by elk populations.
Letter to the editor: Management plan must address rancher issues
"The return of this native species will have many ecological benefits for the state." An Olympia resident writes supporting the pending wolf plan and addressing complaints ranchers have about wolves.
Plea agreements possible in Whites' case
A trial date in the state's wildlife violations case against Twisp residents was continued to Feb. 13 following a status hearing in Okanogan County District Court. The Whites also face trial in January in a federal case, which charges the Whites with shooting at least two endangered gray wolves.
Nature's 'Greatest Comebacks': Eagles, grizzlies lead the way
The list includes the gray wolf and the gray whale. One is a controversial predator that is repopulating the Cascades and the Selkirk Mountains of northeast Washington. Last year... a grizzly was photographed on a ridge in the North Cascades National Park.
Wolf letter to the editor
A letter to the editor of the Chewelah Independent expressing support for wolves in Washington and the wolf recovery plan.
Judge allows evidence in Whites' state [poaching] case
Update on the poaching of wolves in WA's Lookout pack: Evidence obtained in a police search of a FedEx package that was leaking blood, and other evidence gathered through subsequent search warrants, will be allowed in the state’s wildlife violations case against Twisp residents William and Tom White.
Letter to the editor: Welcome home, wolves
Support for a Washington wolf plan voiced by Larry Whitesitt from Fairfield, WA, one of many who attended the Aug. Fish & Wildlife Commission public hearing in Ellensburg.
Dramatic rumors stoke wolf fears
Myth-busting on wolves: People are talking about wolves since they returned to our county a couple of years ago. If you believe everything that is being said about wolves at public meetings, coffee shops and on the Internet, you may not be getting the whole story...
Can a shaky conservation plan protect Washington's wolves?
The latest on the Washington state wolf plan: While Conservation Northwest's Derrick Knowles thinks that elk hunters' fears are based largely on fantasy, he says that ranchers have "some legitimate concerns," although experience in the Rockies suggests that "wolves take out way fewer livestock than domestic dogs."
Delighted to hear of wolves’ return
A letter to the editor in support of Washington wolf recovery, arguing regulation for ranchers and landowners, not wolves.
Appreciated the tapeworm info
A letter to the editor discussing why tapeworm is a scare tactic and not a reason to eradicate wolves.
Wolves and grizzlies: two rare creatures are making a comeback in the Cascades
“All these pieces have come together to form one of the largest, most protected areas in the country. It’s a very successful story that’s been authored by hundreds of people, from governments, to conservation groups, to individuals, to private groups," said Conservation Northwest's Joe Scott.
Ranching, hunting, wildlife groups pack meeting on wolves
Coverage from the Ellensburg wolf hearing: “Some are going to have to be taken out when they really start causing problems and I think that the quicker the hunting community, the cattlemen’s community realize that a lot of conservation organizations like us recognize that, then we’re really not all that far apart,” said Jay Kehne of Conservation Northwest.
Wolf management topic of another public meeting
On Mon Aug 29 in Ellensburg, the WA Fish and Wildlife Commission meets to discuss a plan for managing Washington's gray wolves in the state.
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