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

Reward Boosted to $20,000 in Search for Killer of Two Washington Wolves


For Immediate Release, December 11, 2017 Contact:   Nick Cady, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org  Noah Greenwald, (503) 484-7495, ngreenwald@biologicaldiversity.org          Reward Boosted to $20,000 in Search for Killer of Two Washington Wolves Groups Push for Increased Federal Law Enforcement SEATTLE— The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands today increased a reward to $20,000 for … Continue reading Reward Boosted to $20,000 in Search for Killer of Two Washington Wolves

The Deja Vu of Killing Wolves


Late last month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that it would shoot up to four wolves in the Harl Butte pack. Again. In August, following conflicts between wolves and livestock in the same area, the Department killed another four wolves from the same pack.

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!

Washington to Kill Wolves


WDFW NEWS RELEASE  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091  http://wdfw.wa.gov/ July 20, 2017 Contact: Donny Martorello, (360) 902-2521 WDFW plans to take lethal action to change wolf pack's behavior OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers plan to remove members of a wolf pack that has repeatedly preyed on livestock in Stevens … Continue reading Washington to Kill Wolves

Of False Assumptions, Old Men, and Denning Wolves


By Bob Ferris   I do not often now days get the luxury of listening to scientists talk about wolves.  So I took great pleasure in sitting and listening to the recent wolf panel on the University of Washington campus in Seattle put on by the Pacific Wolf Coalition and their partners (at right).  It … Continue reading Of False Assumptions, Old Men, and Denning Wolves

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

Press Release: Petition Filed to Require Nonlethal Steps to Control Washington Wolves


For Immediate Release, June 9, 2014   Contacts: Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182 Mike Petersen, The Lands Council, (509) 209-2406 John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, (541) 525-5087   OLYMPIA, Wash.— Eight conservation groups filed a petition late Friday requesting that the Washington Department of Fish … Continue reading Press Release: Petition Filed to Require Nonlethal Steps to Control Washington Wolves

Press Release: Washington Wildlife Agency Urged to End Support for Abolishing Federal Wolf Protections


For Immediate Release, March 6, 2014   Contacts: Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 Suzanne Stone, Defenders of Wildlife, (208) 861-4655 Tim Coleman, Kettle Range Conservation Group, (509) 775-2667/(509) 435-1092 (cell) Rebecca J. Wolfe, Washington State Chapter of the Sierra Club, (425) 750-4091   OLYMPIA, Wash.— Eleven … Continue reading Press Release: Washington Wildlife Agency Urged to End Support for Abolishing Federal Wolf Protections

Groups Urge More Cautious Approach on Washington’s Wolf-kill Policy


 For Immediate Release, February 6, 2014 Contacts:  Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 Jessica Walz Schafer, Gifford Pinchot Task Force (503) 221-2102 x 101   Groups Urge More Cautious Approach on Washington’s Wolf-kill Policy Letter Urges Revision to State’s Policies on Lethal Control of Recovering Wolf Populations   … Continue reading Groups Urge More Cautious Approach on Washington’s Wolf-kill Policy