Conservation Northwest shares annual update on its wolf recovery efforts in Washington
News Category: Range Riding
Lethal control is always a difficult situation, one that we don’t like to see occur. It can be understandably emotional for wildlife advocates, livestock producers, and agency staff.
There has been enough conflict and learning to see that when everyone does their part, the likelihood of cattle depredations goes down as does the need for wolf lethal removal.
Minimum of 178 wolves counted in at least 29 packs and 16 successful breeding pairs statewide
New standards seek to improve performance and accountability of range riders working to reduce wolf-livestock conflict in Washington.
Continued collaboration on behalf of coexistence will be critical for wolves and Washingtonians
This is shaping up to be a challenging season between wolves, livestock, producers and conservationists. Collaboration and creative thinking are our best tools to find common ground and a path forward.
The remaining 12 wolf packs in northeast Washington have been free from confirmed livestock conflict so far in 2020.
Our range riders are in-the-field for the 10th year, advancing coexistence and helping reduce conflict between livestock and wolves
Conservation Northwest views the results of Washington’s latest annual wolf count with a mix of optimism and caution.