Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Votes to Weaken Oregon Wolf Plan


by Nick Cady, Legal Director On June 7, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, whose members are appointed by Governor Kate Brown, adopted revisions to the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. This plan is required to be updated every five years, but this latest update was over four years late given the Department of … Continue reading Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Votes to Weaken Oregon Wolf Plan

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!

Press Release: Wolves Return to Lane and Douglas Counties!


For immediate release March 21, 2019 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182; jlaughlin@cascwild.org Eugene, OR — Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed gray wolf activity through track sightings and remote camera images in the Umpqua National Forest north of Highway 138. The Indigo wolves are using a large wild area … Continue reading Press Release: Wolves Return to Lane and Douglas Counties!

National Wolf Protections in Jeopardy, Take Action Today!


On March 15, 2019, the Fish and Wildlife Service published a rule proposing to prematurely remove gray wolves across the country from the Endangered Species Act. This is now the third attempt by the federal government to remove these critical protections; the previous two rejected for violating basic scientific and recovery standards. This is a … Continue reading National Wolf Protections in Jeopardy, Take Action Today!

Legal Victory for California’s Wolves!


Court: Gray Wolves Can Keep California Endangered Species Protection Judge Finds No Merit in Pacific Legal Foundation, Rancher Challenge SAN DIEGO— A state court judge today upheld protection for gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. The ruling rejected a challenge from the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the California Cattlemen’s Association and … Continue reading Legal Victory for California’s Wolves!

Conservation Groups Exit Oregon Wolf Meeting Citing Potential Increased Killing


For Immediate Release, January 7, 2019 Conservation Groups Exit Oregon Wolf Meetings Citing Potential Increased Killings, Flawed Process Oregon Officials Unwilling to Follow Science on Wolf Management PORTLAND, Ore.— Four conservation groups have notified Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the state wildlife commission that they are withdrawing from stakeholder meetings about the management of the … Continue reading Conservation Groups Exit Oregon Wolf Meeting Citing Potential Increased Killing

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