New Legislation Requires WDFW and the Colville Tribes to Coordinate on Wolf Management

Conservation Northwest today expressed qualified support for Governor Jay Inslee signing House Bill 2424. The bill requires the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to work with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to coordinate gray wolf and other wildlife management in the so-called “North Half” lands in northeast Washington that were part of … Continued

CNW offers a $10,000 reward for information leading to conviction in wolf poaching case

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating fatal poisoning of six wolves Seattle, Wash. – Wildlife officials are asking anyone with information about who killed six wolves in Stevens County earlier this year to come forward and help identify the suspects. WDFW began investigating this incident in February when they discovered someone had killed … Continued

Bring Out Your Dead (Livestock)!  

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

Washington wolf management is the best in the West

Washington is the best place to live if you are a wolf in the western United States, according to a review of the data conducted by Conservation Northwest staff. We summarized intentional human-caused wolf mortality over the past five years (2017-2021)1 in Washington2, Oregon, and the Northern Rocky Mountain States of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. … Continued