Huge Legal Victory for Washington’s Wolves

December 21, 2015 — In response to a challenge brought by a coalition of conservation organizations, a federal court rejected plans to escalate cruel wolf killing in Washington state by the secretive federal program dubbed “Wildlife Services.” Federal District Judge Robert Bryan held that Wildlife Services should have prepared a more in-depth environmental analysis of the impacts of its proposed wolf killing activities, finding the program’s cursory environmental assessment faulty because the proposed actions would have significant cumulative impacts that are highly controversial and highly uncertain.

Cascadia Challenges Wildlife Services in Washington

March 3, 2015 — Today, the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) on behalf of five conservation groups, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program challenging its authority to kill endangered wolves in Washington state.

In Washington, Opposition Mounts to Notorious Federal Program’s Attempt to Grab Wolf-killing Powers

January 16, 2014 — Eight conservation groups representing tens of thousands of Washington residents filed official comments today opposing a controversial federal agency’s attempt to give itself authority to kill endangered wolves in the state. In December the U.S. Department of Agriculture/ APHIS Wildlife Services published a draft “environmental assessment” proposing to broaden its authority to assist the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife killing wolves in response to livestock depredations.

Coalition Comments on Washington Wolves and Wildlife Services

On January 16, 2014 Cascadia Wildlands and a coalition of conservation groups submitted written comments on a proposal to involve USDA Wildlife Services in the Washington wolf recovery effort.  Please … Continue reading Coalition Comments on Washington Wolves and Wildlife Services