Range Riding

Statement on legal action involving the Togo Wolf Pack

Lawsuits and polarization haven’t worked out well for wolves elsewhere, so we see little upside in spreading those tactics to Washington, where wolf recovery is going relatively well overall” said Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest Executive Director. “Instead of polarization, our focus is on collaboration and long-term coexistence.

Statement on Revised Wolf-Livestock Interaction Protocol

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.

Report from our Range Rider Pilot Project 2015 field season

Fourth year of collaborative project supporting coexistence between people, livestock and wolves was a success  The Range Rider Pilot Project, a collaborative effort between Conservation Northwest and seven ranchers grazing cattle in areas of Eastern Washington occupied by six different wolf packs in 2015, has previously produced three years with no livestock lost to wolf … Continued

Cow depredation confirmed within territory of Teanaway wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has confirmedthat a yearling cow was killed by the Teanaway Wolf Pack on a public land grazing allotment north of Cle Elum, Washington. The cow was discovered on July 16th, 2015. The producer operates under a grazing permit issued by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. The cow belonged … Continued

Range riders head into the field

Pilot program builds on 2014 success reducing conflicts, expands to work with seven ranchers in the territory of six Washington wolf packs Read more about our Range Rider Pilot Project in articles from The Seattle Times, High Country News, Yakima Herald and Wenatchee World. Last month, ranchers across the Northwest turned out their cows for the annual grazing season. In … Continued