Tag Archives: Wolves

Brown defies feds on gray wolf

Slapping down a stance taken by the director of Oregon’s wildlife department, Gov. Kate Brown declared May 15 that the state and its agencies oppose the federal government’s proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Curtis Melcher had written May 9 to a federal […]
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Wolf plan vote set for early June

The much anticipated vote by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commissioners on proposed updates to Oregon’s wolf plan is set for June 7 in Salem. State wolf biologists briefed the commissioners Friday and took questions during a phone conference at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife headquarters. Source: Wolf plan vote set […]
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State Officials At Odds Over Gray Wolf Endangered Status

On Wednesday, May 15, reporting revealed that Curtis Melcher, director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stating Oregon’s support for removing gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. Quick public condemnation from conservation groups and U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D) led to […]
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Gray Wolves Find Rocky Footing in Oregon

Oregon wildlife commissioners, the recent recipients of a public “correction” by the governor on the state’s stance on removing wolves’ protection under the Endangered Species Act, said Friday they may allow wolf kills by private citizens at some point – even on public land. The meeting comes at the end of a week of political […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Thinks Wolves Need Federal Protection, But Not In Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is distancing herself from one of her agency heads’ support for stripping away federal endangered species protections for gray wolves. Source: Gov. Kate Brown Thinks Wolves Need Federal Protection, But Not In Oregon . News | OPB

How much more help do wolves need?

The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states. California says it opposes delisting the wolf, while Washington state said it agrees. […]
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Wolf’s comeback in US triggers debate on protection levels

The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states. California says it opposes delisting the wolf, while Washington state said it agrees. […]
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Oregon governor reverses state’s position on wolf delisting

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is urging the federal government not to lift Endangered Species Act protections for wolves, contradicting an earlier position taken by state wildlife regulators. Source: Oregon governor reverses state’s position on wolf delisting

Oregon Wildlife Director Says Agency Supports Removing Gray Wolf From Endangered Species List

The director of Oregon’s wildlife department has told the federal government the state agency supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list, drawing fire from conservation groups and an Oregon congressman. Source: Oregon Wildlife Director Says Agency Supports Removing Gray Wolf From Endangered Species List […]
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Commentary: Wolves and Oregon’s wildlife commission

Oregon’s wolves are in serious trouble. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) recently announced their support for a misguided and reckless proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to end federal Endangered Species Act protections for all gray wolves across the Lower 48 states (“ODFW supports federal wolf delisting,” May 13). Source: […]
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