From Exterminated to a Rebounding Population: A Brief History of Wolves in Oregon


By Legal Director Nick Cady   Given the state’s recent move to remove the gray wolf from Oregon’s list of threatened and endangered species, it is worth taking a full look at the history of this species in Oregon to fully put in context the recent decision.   In 1947, the last wolf was killed … Continue reading From Exterminated to a Rebounding Population: A Brief History of Wolves in Oregon

Oregon Wolf Delisting Training


by Legal Director Nick Cady   You may have heard the terrible news out of northeast Oregon last week that two wolves, the alpha male and female of the newly formed Sled Springs pack, were found dead next to each other.  It is highly likely that these animals were poached; poisoned given the unusual circumstances … Continue reading Oregon Wolf Delisting Training

Wolf Tracks


Willamette Week by Aaron Mesh May 27, 2015   Nick Cady is thrilled to see the return of gray wolves to Oregon’s Cascade Range. He celebrated when the wolf dubbed OR-7 was spotted south of Crater Lake in 2011, more than 60 years after hunters wiped out the species from the state.   But even … Continue reading Wolf Tracks

Cruising Through a Three Dog (Pup) Night


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

Oregon’s Wandering Wolf May Have Found a Mate


By Jeff Barnard The Associated Press/Register-Guard May 13   MEDFORD — Oregon’s famous wandering gray wolf, dubbed OR-7, may have found the mate he has trekked thousands of miles looking for, wildlife authorities said Monday. It’s likely the pair spawned pups and, if confirmed, the rare predators would be the first breeding pair of wolves … Continue reading Oregon’s Wandering Wolf May Have Found a Mate

Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill


By Bob Ferris   gump•tion  [guhmp-shuhn]  noun Informal. 1. initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness: With his gumption he'll make a success of himself. 2. courage; spunk; guts: It takes gumption to quit a high-paying job. 3. common sense; shrewdness.  From Dictionary.com    There are times when I fantasize about products that I would like to see.  One … Continue reading Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill

Nearly 500,000 More Americans Speak Out Against Federal Plan to Strip Gray Wolves of Protections


California Wolf Center * Cascadia Wildlands * Center for Biological Diversity * Defenders of Wildlife * Earthjustice * Endangered Species Coalition * Humane Society of the United States * Living with Wolves * National Parks Conservation Association * Natural Resources Defense Council Oregon Wild * Project Coyote * Western Watersheds Project * WildEarth Guardians Wildlands … Continue reading Nearly 500,000 More Americans Speak Out Against Federal Plan to Strip Gray Wolves of Protections

BREAKING NEWS: Peer Reviewers Find Fault with USFWS Science on Wolf Delisting–comment period reopens


The US Fish and Wildlife Service just release the following press statement about the independent Peer review (see link at bottom of page):   Service Reopens Comment Period on Wolf Proposal Independent scientific peer review report available for public review   Following receipt of an independent scientific peer review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Peer Reviewers Find Fault with USFWS Science on Wolf Delisting–comment period reopens