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

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

Can We Really Afford Cattle as King Any Longer?


–By Bob Ferris Over the past several months I have written several pieces on wolves and public lands grazing.  I have written about the ecological impact of cattle.  I have written about the economic impact of cattle.  And I have written about the undue influence of the livestock industry on conservation organizations and public agencies–it … Continue reading Can We Really Afford Cattle as King Any Longer?

WDFW and the Wedge Pack—Not a Class Act


By Bob Ferris People who teach in a classroom understand that the game is won or lost and the tone set extremely early in the process.  Setting and communicating clear boundaries and expectations on that first day of class can help head off problems and save a lot time and energy on corrective actions.  By … Continue reading WDFW and the Wedge Pack—Not a Class Act

Wolves’ Return Displeases Some Hunters, Farmers


September 9, 2012, 12:01 a.m. By Bill Sheets, Herald Writer   Gray wolves, also known as timberwolves, were once nearly hunted out of existence in the 48 contiguous United States but are bouncing back. Their numbers have grown from less than 700 in 1960 to more than 6,000 at the end of 2010. Currently there … Continue reading Wolves’ Return Displeases Some Hunters, Farmers

Press Release: Washington State Resumes Hunt for Wolves With Aim to Destroy Wedge Pack


For immediate release September 5, 2012 Contact:    Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495                   Bob Ferris, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463      OLYMPIA, Wash.— Following two depredations last week, the state of Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife ended its brief wolf-hunting reprieve and is again gunning to kill up to four wolves … Continue reading Press Release: Washington State Resumes Hunt for Wolves With Aim to Destroy Wedge Pack

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