Conservation Groups Exit Oregon Wolf Meeting Citing Potential Increased Killing


For Immediate Release, January 7, 2019 Conservation Groups Exit Oregon Wolf Meetings Citing Potential Increased Killings, Flawed Process Oregon Officials Unwilling to Follow Science on Wolf Management PORTLAND, Ore.— Four conservation groups have notified Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the state wildlife commission that they are withdrawing from stakeholder meetings about the management of the … Continue reading Conservation Groups Exit Oregon Wolf Meeting Citing Potential Increased Killing

Official 2017 Washington Wolf Count Released


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife released its official 2017 wolf count this past Friday.  You can find the report in full here, but fourteen wolves were killed by humans and the overall state population grew by just seven.  Concerns over high levels of human-caused wolf mortality are one of the reasons Cascadia Wildlands … Continue reading Official 2017 Washington Wolf Count Released

Big Signs and BS rather than Honest Dialogue and Signing Big


By Bob Ferris     One of the things that Americans respect about John Hancock is that he signed big and legibly.  He wrote his name bravely and owned his actions with honesty and integrity.  That is why this billboard campaign (above, photo by Hank Seipp) in Eastern Washington is so disappointing and so un-American.   … Continue reading Big Signs and BS rather than Honest Dialogue and Signing Big

We Need to Address Wolf Myths and Hatred Head On–Stand with US


By Bob Ferris   There are some clever television commercials circulating of late that feature prankster cows taking steps to convince folks they should eat more chicken.  The inferred hope of these often belligerent bovines is that they will not be eaten, if people would just eat more fowl.  Setting aside the fact that the … Continue reading We Need to Address Wolf Myths and Hatred Head On–Stand with US

Of Wolf Experts and “Wolf Experts”


By Bob Ferris When I was in graduate school we learned an awful lot in our core areas of expertise.  But we also spent time talking about scientific ethics and acceptable practices.  Part of those discussions dealt with issues relating to research and publications such as why a certain person should be identified as a … Continue reading Of Wolf Experts and “Wolf Experts”