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Loup Loup pack wolves fitted with radio collars for monitoring

Three gray wolves in the Loup Loup pack were captured by state wildlife biologists and fitted with GPS radio collars last week. The wolves include the breeding female of the pack, a yearling female and an adult male, said Donny Martorello, wolf policy lead …
Trails riders encounter wolf near Mazama

Trails riders encounter wolf near Mazama

A couple on horseback near Mazama, accompanied by their off-leash dog, recently encountered a wolf that bit the dog, according to a state wildlife official. The couple were trail riding near Mazama in late April when they spotted an animal in the woods, according to Donny Martorello, wolf policy lead for the Washington Department of...
Statewide survey finds four new wolf packs, more breeding pairs

Statewide survey finds four new wolf packs, more breeding pairs

The Loup Loup gray wolf pack, confirmed last November, is one of four new packs identified in Washington last year as part of an annual survey of wolves throughout the state. Named for its territory around the Loup Loup Pass, the pack is believed…
WSU study shows wolves’ favorite prey is deer — but moose are also on the menu

WSU study shows wolves’ favorite prey is deer — but moose are also on the menu

An ongoing, state-funded study of interactions between wolves and livestock shows that — no big surprise — wolves primarily eat deer, according to a researcher involved in field studies conducted over the past two summers. The study is documenting, among other things, the types and numbers of animals killed and eaten by wolves …
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...