Press Release: Legal Petition Filed to Regulate Washington Wolf-killing


View Post For Immediate ReleaseMay 11, 2020 ContactNick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director(314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Legal Petition Seeks New Rules to Reduce Washington Wolf-killing SEATTLE | — Conservation groups petitioned the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today for rules limiting when the state can kill endangered wolves for conflicts with livestock. The state has killed … Continue reading Press Release: Legal Petition Filed to Regulate Washington Wolf-killing

2019 Washington Annual Wolf Report Released!


| April 20, 2020 | The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife released its annual wolf report today. The population posted meager overall growth resulting in a total count of 108 wolves up from 97 wolves last year. The number of packs decreased. Oregon posted large population gains this year, indicating that the stagnant growth … Continue reading 2019 Washington Annual Wolf Report Released!

Breaking Victory: Salmon Protected from Suction-dredge Mining in Washington State!


Washington Senate Approves Legislation to Protect Salmon from Suction-dredge Mining… On to the Governor’s Desk! BY: Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands In-House Counsel MARCH 5, 2020 | After a 37-10 vote in the Senate, the suction-dredge mining reform bill (HB 1261) — which had already passed through the House — has passed the Washington legislature! Thanks to … Continue reading Breaking Victory: Salmon Protected from Suction-dredge Mining in Washington State!

Wolves Under Assault on Multiple Fronts, Your Help Needed!


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!

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

Lawsuit Halts Wolf Killing in Washington!


Court Grants Emergency Halt of Washington’s Kill Order for Wolf Pack OLYMPIA, Wash.— Two conservation groups filed an emergency lawsuit today seeking a temporary restraining order to stop Washington wildlife officials from carrying out a kill order for the Togo wolf pack in Ferry County. The decision, issued today, orders the death of the collared, … Continue reading Lawsuit Halts Wolf Killing in Washington!

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!