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Conservation groups will work with WDFW on state’s wolf plan

Conservation groups will work with WDFW on state’s wolf plan

By Ann McCreary
A petition asking that some provisions of Washington’s Wolf plan be made legally binding has been withdrawn by the coalition of conservation groups that filed it.
Conservation groups seek stronger wolf protections

Conservation groups seek stronger wolf protections

By Ann McCreary
A coalition of conservation organizations is advocating amending some provisions of Washington’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to make them legally binding.

Twisp residents indicted for poaching wolves, smuggling

June 15, 2011 By Ann McCreary William, Tom and Erin White of Twisp are scheduled to be arraigned June 29 in U.S. District Court in Spokane on a dozen charges, including killing endangered gray wolves and conspiring to smuggle a wolf pelt out of the country. In a grand jury indictment issued last week, William...

Wolf pelt investigation yields other wildlife charges for two Twisp men

April 7, 2010 By Joyce Campbell The forensic examination of computers seized last year in a search of two Twisp residents’ homes during a federal investigation of a bloody wolf pelt has led to state charges of big game violations by a father and son. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife filed charges in...

Powerline EIS need not consider wolves, anti-condemnation bill dies

Feb. 17, 2010 Wolves should not trigger additional EIS for powerline, state says By Marcy Stamper A review of the PUD’s environmental analysis of its Methow transmission line by a state environmental specialist concludes that new information about fire hazards and confirmed wolf sightings does not justify a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The primary concern...

Wolf plan comment period nears closing

Dec. 30, 2009 By Joyce Campbell There is still time for the public’s opinion and expertise to shape the way the state decides to conserve and manage gray wolves. Whether you are afraid of how wolves may adversely impact your livelihood or thrilled that the top predators are returning to help balance Washington’s ecosystems, Friday,...

Lookout Pack moves to winter range

Nov. 18, 2009 Three adults, four pups in pack as they move to lower elevations By Joyce Campbell The Methow Valley’s wolf pack is back from their summer range in the high mountains of the Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness and Twisp River Valley. A collaboration of agencies and conservation groups are monitoring the seven-member Lookout Pack by...

Wolf team gets earful at Okanogan forum

Nov. 11, 2009   By Joyce Campbell The state wildlife department’s wolf planning team may have bitten off more than it can chew. More than a hundred cattlemen, hunters, county and state elected officials and other citizens gathered to inform and be informed about the state’s draft wolf management and conservation plan at the Okanogan...

The Wolf Plan: control and compensation

Oct. 28, 2009 By Joyce Campbell The state wildlife department is taking the draft wolf conservation and management plan on the road and taking comments and questions about wolf recovery from – so far – mostly angry and dissatisfied citizens. “We are NOT re-introducing wolves in Washington,” said Madonna Luers, information officer for the Washington Department...

Planning for wolf recovery – zero is not an option

Oct. 21, 2009 By Joyce Campbell Not everyone is in favor of wolf recovery in Washington state, but everyone can comment on the draft plan that proposes to ensure the re-establishment of a self-sustaining population of gray wolves in the state. A recent survey reported that a large majority of Washington residents (75 percent) support...