Action to Protect Washington State Wolf Population

The Center for Biological Diversity is seeking support for recovery of wolf packs in Washington.  See below.         – submitted by Mary Sebek

Center for Biological Diversity

Dear Mary,Gray wolf

After a rancher in Washington lost livestock to wolves from the Wedge pack last year, the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife killed six wolves in an attempt to wipe out the entire pack. These killings happened despite the rancher’s lack of action to properly protect his livestock. It is also unclear whether the state adequately followed its own wolf-recovery plan when it killed the animals.

Now Washington’s wolf population needs your help. The Department is in the process of developing rules to clarify the responsibilities of ranchers in protecting their livestock.

Please come to a public meeting hosted by the state to help create a long-term plan to help wolves recover and stop livestock losses from occurring.

Washington now has eight confirmed wolf packs and four probable ones. The promising recovery of wolves in the area needs better conflict reduction with the ranching industry — with a focus on animal husbandry that’s designed to avoid both losses of livestock and killing of wolves.

The meetings will offer you an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts and ask questions. 

Meeting details below:

  • Jan. 16 at Center Place Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley, 6-8 p.m.
  • Jan. 17 at Office Building #2, at 14th Ave. and Jefferson St., Olympia, 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 18 at Magnuson Park’s Garden Room, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 6-8 p.m.
Click here to RSVP and get more information.

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Photo of gray wolf courtesy Flickr/USFWS Pacific.

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