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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.

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Statement on Smackout Wolf Pack

Statement on Smackout Wolf Pack

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jul 20, 2017 10:45 AM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

While heartrending, it is our hope that this action to attempt to remove up to two members of this pack, in addition to the one already killed, will cease further livestock depredations and prevent the need for additional lethal actions, protecting the integrity and future of this pack. We see this as a test of the theory that early lethal intervention can disrupt depredating behavior.

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Statement on Revised Wolf-Livestock Interaction Protocol

Statement on Revised Wolf-Livestock Interaction Protocol

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jun 02, 2017 09:05 AM |

As a member of Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group (WAG), and an active participant in the collaborative process to update our state’s Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions, Conservation Northwest supports the updated protocol released by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on June 1, 2017.

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Washington now home to at least 115 wolves

Washington now home to at least 115 wolves

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 17, 2017 10:00 AM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

State’s wolf population grew by 28% in 2016, but no new packs were confirmed in the Cascades.

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Statement in opposition to legislation delisting wolves in northeast Washington

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 15, 2017 10:17 AM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

Conservation Northwest opposes House Bill 1872. We believe wolves are still recovering in our state, and wildlife managers should stick to recovery goals in the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.

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Range Rider Project continues with focus on gaining and sharing knowledge

Range Rider Project continues with focus on gaining and sharing knowledge

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Dec 28, 2016 11:45 AM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

In 2016 we worked with seven Washington ranchers and hosted two trainings in Montana

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Fact-checking the debate over the Profanity Peak Wolf Pack

Fact-checking the debate over the Profanity Peak Wolf Pack

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Oct 18, 2016 12:15 PM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

Here we intend to clarify what is known, in the interest of reducing the disagreement and tension around this issue that are based in confusion.

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Statement on livestock depredation by Smackout Wolf Pack

Statement on livestock depredation by Smackout Wolf Pack

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Sep 26, 2016 12:20 PM |

The ranchers that operate on this and nearby allotments receive funding and other resources through our Range Rider Pilot Project. They have been doing everything possible to avoid conflicts with wolves and other predators.

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Statement on proposal to relocate Profanity Peak wolves to captivity

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Sep 09, 2016 12:00 AM |
Filed under: Wolves What's Hot

We’re aware of the proposal from Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC) to capture and relocate the remaining wolves in the Profanity Peak Pack. We understand this may come across as an appealing alternative to resolve this difficult and tragic issue. However, we do not favor their proposal at this time, nor do we believe it is a long-term solution to conflicts between wolves and livestock.

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