8th Wolf Pack Confirmed in Washington State

Many of Washington’s residents are thrilled to see that our native gray wolf population is showing signs of recovering and expanding their range. For the most part, it has been a peaceful return and the wolves are finding natural prey …

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Busy interstate highway through critical habitat: wildlife crossings and monitoring

Have you ever traveled by car in the Pacific Northwest? Interstate-90 intersects the rugged Cascade Mountains in Washington State’s Snoqualmie Pass region, which has been identified as a critical link in the north-south movement of wildlife. I-90 Wildlife Watch is …

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Cougar-Smart Efforts in British Columbia

The town of Squamish in British Columbia, our neighbor to the north, has the highest number of conflicts between humans and cougars of any town in British Columbia. That doesn’t mean that people are threatened by cougars. It means that cougars are reported …

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Cougar Story with a Happy Ending

Cougars are an important part of our natural heritage. Sleek and graceful, cougars are solitary and secretive animals rarely seen in the wild. With neighborhoods encroaching into wildlife habitat, the number of cougar sightings may increase, but a cougar sighting does not …

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$10,000 Reward Offered for Grizzly Bear Shootings in Northern Idaho.

NEWS RELEASEUS FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICEPACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICE Contact: Jason Holm, 503-231-2264   Jason_holm@fws.govContact Phil Cooper, 208-769-1414      Phil.Cooper@idfg.idaho.gov $10,000 Reward Offered for Grizzly Bear Shootings in Northern Idaho. Investigation continues in shooting of grizzly and her nursing cub. …

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CleanScapes will offer BearSaver containers to Issaquah residents

The city of Issaquah deserves high marks and praise for including bear resistant containers as part of their contract negotiaions for selecting a waste management company. Effective July 1, 2012 CleanScapes will offer Issaquah residents the BearSaver toters for garbage, …

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First time “hard release” of a cougar in Washington

  A 140-pound male cougar was too close for comfort, hanging around homes and a school near Enumclaw. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife trapped the animal and then “hard released” the cougar using  Karelian Bear Dogs and shooting  bean bags …

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Fifth Washington Wolf Pack Confirmed

  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Press Release:   July 22, 2011Contact: Harriet Allen, (360) 902-2694 State’s fifth wolf pack confirmed in Stevens County   OLYMPIA—Washington’s fifth gray wolf pack has been confirmed in northeast Stevens County. Earlier this …

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White family charged with killing up to five gray wolves

Bill and Tom White are alleged to have killed a total of five endangered gray wolves on or near their Twisp, Washington property in the area that the Lookout Pack had established residence. One of the wolves shot by the Whites in …

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Sow and two juveniles seek refuge in a cedar tree

This past Saturday a resident form Sammamish notified me of three bears hanging out in her neighbor’s tree. I quickly turned my car around and headed to her house. When I arrived, there were five people in the street, heads …

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