Tag Archives: Wolves

Editorial: Advice on wolf issue: Settle down

No state has made a bigger monetary investment in managing wolves than Washington. Wildlife managers even went so far as to hire a high-priced mediator in an attempt to find middle ground on key issues involving the apex predators and their impact on ranches. The idea, as we recall, was for the various parties to […]
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Whether wolves roam South Cascades still mystery

Whether wolves roam South Cascades still mystery. Three more months may pass before researchers can report whether wolves occupy the South Cascades, a University of Washington scientist said Wednesday. The study has been pushed back by budget constraints, ivory poaching probes and time-consuming DNA testing, said Samuel Wasser, director of UW’s Center for Conservation Biology […]
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Workshop will show ranchers and others ways to keep wolves at bay

After a while, the gyrating “Air Dancer” inflatable tubes used to hawk used cars at downtown lots stopped curbing livestock kills at Ted Birdseye’s rural ranch, which has become a frequent dining location for gray wolf OR-7’s Rogue Pack. For two months the yellow and green dancing tubes kept the pack at bay — until […]
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Washington state wolf meetings canceled after threats of violence

Fearing violence, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has canceled a series of 14 wolf-related meetings. “We got to a point where the department could simply not assure the safety of the public or the staff,” said Steve Pozzanghera, WDFW’s eastern region director. Source: Washington state wolf meetings canceled after threats of violence | […]
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Commentary: About that local control idea for managing wolves…

As a native western Washingtonian, I have to say I am picking up what you were putting down in your editorial, “Local control for predators.” I read along and suddenly realized you were talking about a policy only dreamt about over here, why I almost spat out my latte! I didn’t, of course, but was […]
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Wolf OR-28’s killer avoids jail

A 22-year-old Oakridge man has escaped jail time after pleading guilty Monday in Medford for fatally shooting collared gray wolf OR-28 in 2016 near Summer Lake in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act. But defendant Tony Dick never admitted to killing the wolf with a single rifle shot as the wolf was walking away […]
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ODFW: Trump rule changes could impact future endangered species

Endangered animals in Oregon include the gray wolf, Northern spotted owl, bull trout, others. The Trump administration on Monday finalized rule changes to the Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to place an economic cost on protecting a species, changes the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says could impact the future of protected wildlife […]
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Keeney Meadows wolves confirmed by camera

Two wolves seen east of Highway 395 and north of Mount Vernon don’t appear to have bred, and there’s been no evidence of livestock depredations. According to Ryan Platte, of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s John Day Field Office, trappers first reported seeing two black wolves in the Hog Creek and Long Creek […]
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Editorial: Local control for predators

We get it. A recent study by scientists from Colorado State and Ohio State universities showed that if predators aren’t around, members of the public generally oppose shooting them. For example, if you live on Fifth Avenue in Seattle and have never encountered a wolf, cougar, bear or other predator, you’re inclined to be against […]
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Commentary: How much more ‘wolf’ can we take?

How long could you afford to lose 20% of your annual income, while at the same time working longer hours trying to mitigate your losses? Not long. Ranchers in Washington face this situation because of the reintroduction of wolves. Ranchers and rural communities are living with the reality of this reintroduction, which has been all […]
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