Delicate Dances With Conservationists Who Save Wolves in Washington State – Bloomberg

Arron Scotten wants to take the long route to the scene of the killings. He’s at the wheel of a steel-gray pickup truck winding down two-lane roads in the far northeast corner of Washington state, shotgun resting on the back seat, flip phone charging in the lighter, a pouch of Grizzly chewing tobacco in the cup holder. “See where those poplars are?” he asks, pointing down a valley ringed by rounded mountains and dotted with hayfields gently turning a golden fall yellow. “The caves up there are where my great-great-grandparents spent their first winter.” In the 1880s, Scotten’s forebears came by wagon to this area from Missouri, arriving too late to build a homestead before snow arrived.

Source: Delicate Dances With Conservationists Who Save Wolves in Washington State – Bloomberg

Keweenaw Now: Michigan Tech Professor John Vucetich testifies before Senate Committee: S. 1514 would weaken Endangered Species Act, strip wolves of protection

HOUGHTON — John Vucetich — Michigan Tech professor in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and co-director, with Michigan Tech Professor Rolf Peterson, of the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose study — recently returned from Washington, DC, after testifying before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at the July 19 Legislative Hearing on S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act.

Source: Keweenaw Now: Michigan Tech Professor John Vucetich testifies before Senate Committee: S. 1514 would weaken Endangered Species Act, strip wolves of protection

1 Smackout Wolf Lethally Removed In Ops To Halt NE WA Depredations

State wildlife managers have removed one wolf from the Smackout Pack to head off a series of depredations in Northeast Washington.They say that the lethal removal operation, which began a week ago, will continue for another week, and be followed by an evaluation period.The goal is to take out one or two members of the calf-killing pack to change its behavior.

Source: 1 Smackout Wolf Lethally Removed In Ops To Halt NE WA Depredations

Cotswold Wildlife Park escaped wolf shot dead – BBC News

A wolf has been shot dead after it escaped from Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire.Visitors to the park were told to stay indoors when the female animal, named Ember, was discovered outside the perimeter fence at 11:00 BST on Friday.The park’s managing director said staff tried to tranquilise the three-year-old Eurasian wolf, but it was out of range.Earlier this year Ember gave birth to five cubs, the first wolves to be born at the park in its 47-year history.Visitor Penelope Bennett said on Twitter: “Wolf on the loose at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and we are all shut in the walled garden.”

Source: Cotswold Wildlife Park escaped wolf shot dead – BBC News

Mexican gray wolf pup found dead; wildlife officials investigating

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Wildlife officials are investigating the death of an endangered Mexican gray wolf pup.Federal and state officials involved in the wolf reintroduction program say a female pup belonging to the Diamond Pack that roams southeastern Arizona was found dead in May. The death was noted in a report released this week.

Source: Mexican gray wolf pup found dead; wildlife officials investigating

Gray wolves in northern Wisconsin are saving the forest  – Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

The Research, The work took place at Notre Dame’s Environmental Research Center that straddles the border between Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin. The site has forest, bogs and swamps, with red and sugar maples as the dominant hardwoods — a preferred food for deer.Of wolves, deer, maples and wildflowers by Eric Freedman first published on June 16, 2016 Source breaks the results of the research down in the following article:Grey wolves are good for wildflowers like the nodding trillium and the Canada mayflower in the Great Lakes region.They’re also good for young red maples and sugar maples.That’s because white-tailed deer are bad for both wildflowers and maple saplings.And wolves are bad for deer.

Source: Gray wolves in northern Wisconsin are saving the forest  – Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

Statement on Smackout Wolf Pack — Conservation Northwest

On Thursday morning, July 20th, 2017, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced that due to recurring depredations on livestock exceeding the thresholds outlined in the state’s Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions, the Department has initiated incremental lethal removal of members of the Smackout Wolf Pack.In a report on incidents to date, the Department detailed the extensive preventative and responsive actions taken by the ranchers within this pack’s territory. They also described a recent caught-in-the act incident involving a rancher within the Smackout Pack territory that occurred after several days of intense harassment and attempts to haze wolves away from livestock. That incident was investigated by WDFW Enforcement and was found to be consistent with state regulations.

Source: Statement on Smackout Wolf Pack — Conservation Northwest