Bring Back Wolves

Through trapping, poisoning and shooting, government agents and bounty hunters killed off the last gray wolf in Oregon in 1947. A similar story played out in Washington and California. The resilient species has begun to make a comeback in the Pacific West after a successful re-introduction into the northern Rockies in the mid-1990s. Today, eight packs of wolves made up of approximately 64 animals now call Oregon home. In Washington, 10-12 packs of wolves are back on the landscape. A lone wolf from Oregon's Imnaha Pack, known as OR-7 or Journey to some, traveled from northeast Oregon to northern California in 2011 to become the first wolf to return to the state in nearly 90 years.

Misinformation, fear mongering, poaching and lethal control continue to confront gray wolves as they mount their historic comeback in the Pacific West. Cascadia Wildlands and allies are working tirelessly to protect and restore a viable population of wolves across the Northwest through advocacy, outreach, education and litigation. We are also a founding member and sit on the steering committee of the Pacific Wolf Coalition, which was formed in 2012 to promote gray wolf recovery in the Pacific West.  For more information click here. Please see recent updates.  

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