Both Washington and Oregon have released their 2018 wolf numbers and the Pacific Northwest has demonstrated minor gains in the face of continued poaching and state-funded wolf killing (Oregon’s wolf population increased from 124 wolves to 137 wolves statewide and Washington’s wolf population increased from 122 to 126). California’s wolves continue to live on the … Continue reading Wolves Under Assault on Multiple Fronts, Your Help Needed!
Court: Gray Wolves Can Keep California Endangered Species Protection Judge Finds No Merit in Pacific Legal Foundation, Rancher Challenge SAN DIEGO— A state court judge today upheld protection for gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. The ruling rejected a challenge from the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the California Cattlemen’s Association and … Continue reading Legal Victory for California’s Wolves!
For Immediate Release, March 14, 2017 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463, email@example.com Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613, firstname.lastname@example.org Greg Loarie, Earthjustice, (415) 217-2000, email@example.com Tom Wheeler, Environmental Protection Information Center, (707) 822-7711, firstname.lastname@example.org Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, (541) 488-5789, email@example.com Conservation Groups Oppose Effort … Continue reading Cascadia Goes to Court to Defend Wolf Protections in California
By Bob Ferris People who know me understand that I am not a wolf fan per se. I haven’t always read the latest book on a particular wolf and my house is not festooned with paintings and pictures of wolves. I have worked on wolf recovery for more than 20 years, but wolves—in my … Continue reading California Wolves: Waiting for Fulfillment
By Lacey Jarrell Klamath Falls Herald and News September 6, 2014 The mysterious female wolf that mated with OR-7 is a confirmed descendant of Northwest wolves. According to a press release, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has received the results of scat samples sent to the University of Idaho for analysis. The … Continue reading Female wolf is Northwest descendant: Trail cameras first spotted OR-7’s black female companion in May (an Excerpt)
By Bob Ferris In conservation there are always turning points. For instance, I remember working on a swan project in the 1990s that involved ultra-light aircraft and imprinting young Trumpeters to teach them a migration route. My boss at the time, Rodger Schlickeisen (below left at left), turned to me the morning of the first … Continue reading Cruising Through a Three Dog (Pup) Night
By Bob Ferris One of the distinct advantages for me of working in a small organization versus a large one in DC with security doors and receptionists, is that I get to talk with people and see how they are impacted by our work. Yesterday was a prime example. About mid-day yesterday an animated woman … Continue reading The Hopes in a Howl and Science
By Bob Ferris Last weekend I stood on the rim of Crater Lake with my wife. We were staring at the spectacular, Ty-D-Bol-colored water and contemplating strolling down the 700-foot drop to the shore and then back along the mile-long trail. In walks like this there is always stunning beauty, but there is also … Continue reading Looking Backwards, Forward and to You
By Bob Ferris We are very, very pleased as new parents to announce that OR-7 (Journey) and Wanda actually do have pups this year. This is so, so exciting and makes it even more important to contact the California Fish and Game Commission regarding state Endangered Species Act listing of gray wolves because now … Continue reading OR-7 and Wanda are Parents!!
By Bob Ferris Now that we have had time to get our elation at least a little under control, there are a lot of implications and questions that should come out of this situation with OR-7, Wanda (our name for the wandering wolf that has likely become OR-7’s mate) and the potential pups in … Continue reading California Needs to Get Off the Dime on Wolves