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.
News Category: Wolves
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.
We support the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife putting out reasonable estimates of the actual population, above these minimum numbers.
Multiple range rider programs operate in Washington, including under the direction of the state, private ranches, Conservation NW and local grassroots cooperatives.
We call for a new Wolf Plan that supports resilient wolf populations and acceptance for wolves across rural communities.
Make your voice heard on how WDFW will conserve and manage wolves after their population exceeds the recovery goals under Washington’s Wolf Plan.
We’re committed to collaborating with agency staff, ranchers, biologists and others to continue moving towards the goal of long-term recovery and public acceptance of wolves alongside thriving local communities.
It’s important to keep the bigger picture in mind: wolf recovery is progressing very well in Washington under careful, science-based policies.