U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list


  U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed.   By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times April 25, 2013, 6:20 p.m.   Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in … Continue reading U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list

Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States


For immediate release, March 5, 2013 Contacts: Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 PORTLAND, Ore.— In an effort championed by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), 52 House members sent a letter today to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging an … Continue reading Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States

Quick Action Needed on the Alexander Archipelago Wolves—February 28th by 5:00 PM


By Bob Ferris “We always kick the dog when the old woman farts”   There is an old quote from the movie “10” with the late Dudley Moore that I often paraphrase as the above.  The quote actually goes like this: Whenever Mrs. Kissel breaks wind, we beat the dog.  The essence of this is not … Continue reading Quick Action Needed on the Alexander Archipelago Wolves—February 28th by 5:00 PM

Crony Capitalism on the Tongass


by Gabe Scott Where is the Tea Party when we need them? I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with two thick Environmental Impact Statements — for the Tonka Timber Sale, and the Big Thorne Timber Sale — out of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. These fellas are a blast from the past, a nostalgic … Continue reading Crony Capitalism on the Tongass

Upper Minam Wolf Pack Documented in Eagle Cap Wilderness


The Oregonian by Richard Cockle JOSEPH — Oregon has a brand new wolf pack, complete with a litter of five pups, discovered last weekend deep in the 560-square-mile Eagle Cap Wilderness of northeastern Oregon. State biologists spotted two gray-colored adult wolves and their pups on Aug. 25 in the Upper Minam River drainage, said Michelle … Continue reading Upper Minam Wolf Pack Documented in Eagle Cap Wilderness

Elk Foundation Shucks Sound Science


Jackson Hole News and Guide guest opinion by Bob Ferris Actions and inactions always speak louder than words. So it is very telling that, in the two weeks or so since the Murie family released their eloquent letter urging the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to return to science and tone down their anti-wolf rhetoric, we … Continue reading Elk Foundation Shucks Sound Science

Livestock Protection Dogs and Other Non-Lethal Tools to Deter Wolves


As the wolf population in Oregon and Washington continues to grow, so too does the need to promote and utilize the non-lethal and proactive tools available to reduce conflict between wolves and livestock. There are many tactics livestock operators can employ to help protect their herds. Though their implementation doesn’t guarantee 100% effectiveness, understanding and … Continue reading Livestock Protection Dogs and Other Non-Lethal Tools to Deter Wolves

Wolf: Recent Updates


May 4, 2012: As of today, 254 wolves have been shot and 124 have been trapped in Idaho this hunting season. In Montana, 166 wolves have been killed. May 2, 2012: The wolf found dead in early March in Union County is confirmed a poaching by Oregon State Police and ODFW. The investigation of the … Continue reading Wolf: Recent Updates