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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$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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Governor Gregoire Declares May 20-26, 2012 Bear Awareness Week

Washington State’s Governor Gregoire declares May 20-26, 2012 “Bear Awareness Week” Special resources celebrate state’s grizzly and black bears and educate the public on how to co-exist Black bears and grizzlies are an important part of our state’s natural heritage. …

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Yellowstone Grizzly Will Remain Federally Listed For Now

Yesterday a federal appeals court ruled that the Yellowstone grizzly bear will not be removed from the federal endangered species list due to the bears’ reliance on the whitebark pine, a tree that has been declining in numbers from to …

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New Food Storage Orders Put in Place in the Selkirk Mountain Ecosystem

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest recently put into place a new Food Storage Order of the Priest Lake, Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry Ranger Districts. This Forest Service Order will deal with human food and pet food, garbage and bird seed, …

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Ecosystems Benefit from Predator Presence

We are entering the middle stages of the 6th mass extinction event of the world. That line certainly grabbed my attention when I read “Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth” by James Estes, et al.  While mass extinctions are a natural phenomenon …

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Fourth Washington Wolf Pack Confirmed

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed last week that a new pack of gray wolves are living near Teanaway River north of Cle Elum, about 90 miles east of Seattle.  The Teanaway Pack is the first pack to return …

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North Cascades Grizzly Bear Sighting

U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Press Release this week announced a verified grizzly bear sighting in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington – the first since 1996. The fact that my home state remains wild enough to accommodate a grizzly …

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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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Selkirk Ecosystem – Grizzly Bear Movements

Movements of a radio collared sub adult female grizzly bear. Bear was captured near McArthur Lake north of Sandpoint, Idaho. She was outfitted with a GPS radio collar and released north of Priest Lake, Idaho. The red dots on the …

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