Washington Targeting Three Wolf Packs for Killing


by Nick Cady, Legal Director On November 7, 2018, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) authorized the killing of wolves in the Smackout pack in Stevens County and ordered the complete elimination of the Togo pack in Ferry County. Department staff are still actively trying to kill the last adult and pup in … Continue reading Washington Targeting Three Wolf Packs for Killing

Press Release: WA Fish and Wildlife Commission Orders Rulemaking to Require Permits for Suction Dredge Mining


For immediate release April 14, 2018 Contact: Gabe Scott, In-House Counsel (907) 491-0856; gscott@cascwild.org Olympia, WA — A milestone for aquatic health was achieved today when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously ordered the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to initiate a rulemaking process that would require individual permits for suction dredge mining … Continue reading Press Release: WA Fish and Wildlife Commission Orders Rulemaking to Require Permits for Suction Dredge Mining

Cascadia Lawsuit Challenges Wolf Killing in Washington!


Lawsuit Challenges Washington Wolf-killing Protocol Injunction Sought Against Further Killings After State Nearly Wipes Out Three Packs for One Livestock Owner OLYMPIA, Wash.— Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit today seeking to stop the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its director, James Unsworth, from killing any more state-endangered wolves. Today’s suit, filed on … Continue reading Cascadia Lawsuit Challenges Wolf Killing in Washington!

The Saga of Wolf Recovery in Washington


by Nick Cady   A highlight of Cascadia Wildlands' wolf conservation work includes a lawsuit that culminated in the successful negotiation of wolf/livestock conflict rules in Oregon between conservation groups, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and livestock producers.  Those rules provided concrete guidelines as to when the state could kill wolves in response to … Continue reading The Saga of Wolf Recovery in Washington

Another mistake in managing wolf recovery


The Olympian September 16, 2014    The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has mismanaged another conflict between an Eastern Washington rancher and an important wolf pack. This time the department accidently killed the breeding alpha female of the Huckleberry pack, one of the state’s most stable and prolific packs. Gray wolves are an endangered … Continue reading Another mistake in managing wolf recovery

Huckleberry Hindsight


By Bob Ferris   The true character of any person, institution or machine becomes revealed by stress. You could think, for instance, that you were in good shape until you climb that steep hill and realize differently because your lungs are struggling, your heart beats like a drum and your head aches. For the Washington … Continue reading Huckleberry Hindsight

Of Wolves and Huckleberries


By Bob Ferris   There are tons of rumors floating around about the Huckleberry Pack.  Things are being said about wolves, the rancher, WDFW and even private property rights.  In this say-anything and believe-anything society we now find ourselves in we have to be discerning and cut the tails off both ends of the information … Continue reading Of Wolves and Huckleberries

With Huckleberry Wolf Pack in Crosshairs, Conservation Groups Appeal to Gov. Inslee to Require Rules Limiting Killing of Washington’s Endangered Wolves


For Immediate Release, August 28, 2014   Contacts:  Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, (541) 525-5087 Tim Coleman, Kettle Range Conservation Group, (509) 775-2667   With Huckleberry Wolf Pack in Crosshairs, Conservation Groups Appeal to Gov. Inslee to Require Rules Limiting … Continue reading With Huckleberry Wolf Pack in Crosshairs, Conservation Groups Appeal to Gov. Inslee to Require Rules Limiting Killing of Washington’s Endangered Wolves

State Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Petition to Require Nonlethal Steps to Manage Washington Wolves


For Immediate Release, August 1, 2014   Contacts:    Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746 Tim Coleman, Kettle Range Conservation Group, (509) 775-2667 Rebecca Wolfe, Washington Chapter of Sierra Club, (425) 750-4091   State Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Petition to Require Nonlethal Steps to Manage Washington … Continue reading State Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Petition to Require Nonlethal Steps to Manage Washington Wolves

Of Roosevelt Elk, Bacteria, Hooves and Herbicides


By Bob Ferris    Over the last several years through numerous blog posts and comments Cascadia Wildlands has been forwarding two important notions. The first is that state wildlife commissions (and therefore agencies) in the West are too beholding to resource-oriented industries such as ranching, timber, mining and energy interests at the expense of hunters, anglers and … Continue reading Of Roosevelt Elk, Bacteria, Hooves and Herbicides