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

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

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

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

Press Release: Washington Wolves Get Temporary Reprieve From Kill Order


For Immediate Release, August 30, 2012 Contact: Tim Ream, Center for Biological Diversity, (541) 531-8541 Bob Ferris, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463   Washington Wolves Get Temporary  Reprieve From Kill Order State Asked to Cancel Kill Order Permanently   OLYMPIA, Wash.— Following more than a week of pressure from conservation groups and thousands of members of … Continue reading Press Release: Washington Wolves Get Temporary Reprieve From Kill Order

State of Washington Urged to Halt Wolf Killing: Evidence Lacking That Wedge Wolf Pack Is Responsible for Livestock Loss


For Immediate Release, August 24, 2012 Contact: Bob Ferris, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Suzanne Stone, Defenders of Wildlife, (208) 861-4655 Greg Costello, Western Environmental Law Center, (206) 260-1166   OLYMPIA, Wash.— Seven conservation organizations sent a letter today calling on Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and state agencies to … Continue reading State of Washington Urged to Halt Wolf Killing: Evidence Lacking That Wedge Wolf Pack Is Responsible for Livestock Loss