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Latest press on Washington's wolverines
New wolf photo hints at comeback
State and federal wildlife biologists have confirmed it: A photo captured by a remote trail camera shows a gray wolf in the area northwest of Leavenworth, according to a news release.
Wolverines expanding range in North Cascades
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Wildlife biologist Aja Woodrow has a system to get one of the Northwest’s most elusive animals - the wolverine - to pose for pictures.
Wolverines making comeback in Washington
Volunteers with Conservation Northwest have to set up and monitor wildlife cameras to help agency scientists watch more wilderness. Last year, they snapped photos of wolverines and lynx, but no grizzlies or wolves, said spokesman Chase Gunnell.
After nearly being wiped out decades ago, wolverines are coming back to state
Wildlife biologist Aja Woodrow has a system to get one of the Northwest’s most elusive animals — the wolverine — to pose for pictures.
Wolverines in Washington?
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (KING) When a Washington state forest service biologist found some interesting tracks in the snow near Snoqualmie pass recently, he knew he was on the trail of something exciting.
Jan 28, 2015: Cascades wolverine population growing, expanding southward
Wolverine tracks in the upper Cle Elum River drainage come on the heels of wolverine photos captured last month by Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest biologist Aja Woodrow at remote camera locations further north in the Cle Elum River watershed and also nearby in the Teanaway River drainage, locations northeast of where the tracks were documented last week.
To protect or not? Feds’ decision not to list wolverine draws lawsuit
So, on Monday, eight conservation groups joined forces to sue the USFWS over that decision. Now the agency has 60 days to respond to the lawsuit, as what few wolverines remain in the lower 48 states await the winter snows they require to continue their species’ existence.
Conservation groups push for wolverine protection
"The remote, rugged, and snowy North Cascades are ideal wolverine habitat,” said Dave Werntz, Science and Conservation Director with Conservation Northwest. “Protection under the Endangered Species Act will help our wolverine population survive an uncertain future with a warming climate, shrinking snowpack, and increasingly fragmented habitat.”
Federal Agency Ignores Best Available Science In Decision Not To List Wolverine
In response to the decision, Conservation Northwest and a coalition of 9 groups will file notice of intention to sue the Service for refusal to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act.
Jun 27, 2013: Monitoring report goes live
During the winter field season, 72 citizen scientists with the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project captured unique images of Washington's wolverines and documented the first use by wildlife of the I-90 Gold Creek underpass.
Researchers looking for elusive wolverine near Snoqualmie
If Aja Woodrow can attract a wolverine, it will be a big deal because his camera is set up, not in the remote Okanogan wilderness but in a secluded area near Snoqualmie summit. That would put a wolverine within just a few hours of Seattle.
Wolverines jump to the front of the line for endangered species protections
“The wolverine is in dire straits,” said Dave Werntz with Conservation Northwest. “Its current plight is exactly what Congress had in mind when it passed the Endangered Species Act in order to save America’s wildlife from extinction.”
Officials Recommend Wolverine For Protection Under Endangered Species Act
"This is one of the few cases where things are looking pretty rosy right now but the future scenario is one that doesn’t look good," said Shawn Sartorius, lead wolverine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Feb 01, 2013: Wolverines' lucky number
Thirteen is a lucky number for wolverines. Thirteen years since conservationists including Conservation Northwest urged their protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its proposal to list the wolverine in the lower-48 states as a threatened species.
U.S. Proposes to Protect Wolverines
The new proposal, as written, would not restrict logging or winter recreation — like snowmobiling — in the wolverine’s habitat, but it would end the intentional trapping of the animals.
Wolverines Threatened By Climate Change, Officials Propose Endangered Species Act Protection
"This is a species there is still time to do something about," said Mike Thabault, ecological services director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mountain-prairie region.
Once extinct here, wolverines on the rebound
“When you see a species like wolverine that needs openness and connected habitat coming here all on its own, this is the celebration moment. It’s the success, the reward,” said Jen Watkins of Conservation Northwest, a Seattle nonprofit, as she dunked pine-branch tips into a bottle of foul-smelling scent lure.
Face-to-face with Washington's elusive wolverine
King 5's Gary Chittim gets up close and personal with one of Washington's rare wolverines.
Epic New Wildlife TV Series Showcases Elusive Animals as They've Never Been Seen Before
The show features wolverines, polar bears, mountain lions, and grizzly bears.
Wolverine research moves toward management strategies
What breeds every other year, claims 300 square miles of terrain, lives at 9,000 feet elevation in harsh winter conditions, and fends off grizzly bears for scraps of spoiled meat? The Gulo gulo, or wolverine, of course.
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