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
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Washington’s annual wolf report is out, and it has good news for wolf recovery. New data shows Washington’s wolf populations increased by 16 percent in 2021 Here are the essential numbers from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW): A minimum of 206 wolves in the state at the end of 2021, compared … Continued
Conservation Northwest shares annual update on its wolf recovery efforts in Washington
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.