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Petition urges non-lethal measure for wolves

Petition urges non-lethal measure for wolves

Livestock producers should be required to exhaust non-lethal methods to prevent wolf depredations before wolves can be killed, a petition to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) requests. Eight conservation groups filed the petition with WDFW last week, asking the agency to enact rules that sharply limit use of lethal control in response...
Methow will be part of wolf research program

Methow will be part of wolf research program

By Ann McCreary
The Methow Valley will be included in a research program that will investigate non-lethal interventions to reduce conflicts between livestock and wolves. The Lookout Pack is one of six packs in eastern Washington that will …
Study: State’s gray wolf population steady in 2013

Study: State’s gray wolf population steady in 2013

By Ann McCreary
Gray wolves established four new packs in Washington over the past year, bringing the total number to 13 packs, and the state is home to five successful breeding pairs including the Methow Valley’s Lookout Pack, according to …
Sharp divisions remain in debate over removing wolves from federal protection

Sharp divisions remain in debate over removing wolves from federal protection

By Ann McCreary
Local politicians and conservationists have weighed in on opposites sides of the debate over a proposal to remove gray wolves from protection under the Federal Endangered Species Act. As home to the Lookout Pack …
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.