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Latest press on Washington's wolves and a state wolf plan
New wolf pack confirmed — a short drive from Seattle
"Wolves need abundant food and lots of security, and the Teanaway has both," said Mitch Friedman, with Conservation Northwest, which helped confirm the pack's existence. The new wolf group, dubbed the Teanaway Pack, is the fourth wolf pack in Washington. Article appeared as "Wolf pack found near Cle Elum" on front page of July 6, Seattle Times.
Jul 05, 2011: 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.
New wolf pack confirmed in Washington State
Today, the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the confirmation of the second known pack of wolves in the Cascade Mountains. The “Teanaway Pack” was first discovered by volunteers working for Conservation Northwest’s wildlife monitoring program.
A new wolf pack in Washington
"The wolf’s return to the Cascades is an important milestone for restoring the wildlife heritage of these wild mountains: Wolves play an important role in maintaining a balance of predator and prey that has a trickle down benefit for all shorts of wildlife from eagles to bears," said Mitch Friedman of Conservation Northwest.
Debate over wolves unfolds in Pacific Northwest
There's plenty of room for wolves. The issue is: are humans going to let them come back to the landscape?" said Jasmine Minbashian, who manages the wolf program for Conservation Northwest. This AP story was picked up by outlets around the country including, Seattle & Olympia (WA), San Jose & Lompoc (CA), Austin, Kansas City, Philadelphia, St. Louis.
Twisp residents indicted for poaching wolves, smuggling
Reporter Ann McCreary reports in-depth. Biologists hold that even if the Lookout pack dies out because of the illegal killings, the territory they inhabited may attract new wolves. Conservation Northwest's Mitch Friedman is quoted, "...a poaching like this is a blow to us all."
Gray wolves are coming; state plans to be ready
The state is preparing a management and conservation plan in preparation for their return.
Mar 18, 2014: Help recover America's wolves
By March 27, 2014, urge the Service to withdraw its proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the lower 48 states and to recognize Washington’s Cascades and Pacific Coast wolves as a distinct, threatened population.
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