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Busy weekends at the Basecamp

Busy weekends at the Basecamp

North Cascades Basecamp launches its annual soup-and-something-interesting series on Thursday (Jan. 14) with a presentation by local biologist Kent Woodruff about the Methow Beaver Project. All of the Thursday night events begin with soup at 5:30 p.m. ($7 per person) followed by the program at 6 p.m. Coming up: • Jan.21: Celeste and Kip Roberts...
Ruling bars federal Wildlife Services Program from killing wolves

Ruling bars federal Wildlife Services Program from killing wolves

A federal judge has barred the federal Wildlife Services program from participating in lethal removal of gray wolves in Washington, and rejected an Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared by the agency. In response to a challenge brought by a coalition of conservation organizations, U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan said last week that…
Another gray wolf pack identified in Methow Valley

Another gray wolf pack identified in Methow Valley

The Methow Valley is now home to two gray wolf packs, with a new pack confirmed to be living in territory that includes Loup Loup Pass. State and federal wildlife officials last week confirmed the presence of the gray wolf pack and said it will be designated the Loup Loup …
WSU study tracks movements of Lookout Pack wolves

WSU study tracks movements of Lookout Pack wolves

By Ann McCreary The breeding female gray wolf of the Lookout Pack was captured and fitted with a radio collar earlier this summer, allowing biologists and researchers to track the pack’s movements. The Lookout Pack is once again being studied this summer, along with six other gray wolf packs in the state, in a multi-year...
State’s gray wolf population is on the rise

State’s gray wolf population is on the rise

Washington’s gray wolf population now numbers 68 wolves, an increase of 16 wolves during the past year, according to an annual survey conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Lawsuit seeks to keep federal program from killing wolves

Lawsuit seeks to keep federal program from killing wolves

By Ann McCreary A lawsuit seeking to prevent the federal Wildlife Services program from killing wolves in Washington was filed on behalf of five conservation organizations in federal court on Tuesday (March 3). The lawsuit claims that Wildlife Services, a federal program involved in wildlife management and conflict resolution, violated federal law by not preparing...
Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire

Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire

By Sarah Jane Keller

A new study raises questions about how to handle livestock conflicts. In two decades of studying large carnivores, nature has never failed to surprise Rob Wielgus. For example, he and his student found in 2013 that cougar hunting does not reduce complaints about …

Reward offered for info about wolf killed in national forest

Reward offered for info about wolf killed in national forest

By Ann McCreary
Conservation groups are offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for killing the breeding female of the Teanaway gray wolf pack in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. …
After fires, one pup survives in Lookout Pack

After fires, one pup survives in Lookout Pack

By Ann McCreary

Last summer’s wildfire appears to have taken a toll on Lookout Pack gray wolves, leaving only one surviving pup from this year’s litter. “The fire burned over what we thought was the original den or …

WDFW seeks candidates for state Wolf Advisory Group

WDFW seeks candidates for state Wolf Advisory Group

By Ann McCreary
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking candidates to serve for the next two years on the committee that advises the department on wolf recovery and management. WDFW Director Phil Anderson will appoint up to 12…