Ranch sanitation is critical to help wolves and ranches avoid conflict BY Paula Swedeen, Ph.D., POLICY DIRECTOR Dead animals are a part of raising livestock for meat and dairy products. If not disposed of properly, they can create human health issues and attract scavenging wildlife. This can put wolves and other large carnivores in conflict … Continued
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Conservation Northwest shares annual update on its wolf recovery efforts in Washington
Public land and wildlife managers must take steps to further reduce disease risks from domestic sheep to Washington’s imperiled bighorn herds.
Ecological objectives, particularly fish, wildlife and habitat needs and values, must take priority over grazing or other private commercial uses on State Wildlife Areas.
Continued collaboration on behalf of coexistence will be critical for wolves and Washingtonians
Setting a precedent of regional delisting could have unintended consequences for other species in the future.
“We think that getting courts involved does not get to coexistence during this difficult time and prefer continued dialogue with all affected parties to find an acceptable path forward.”
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.