Meet Project W.O.L.F.F.

By Janet Kearsley, WWO Education Project Coordinator and Tiffany Bishop, Project W.O.L.F.F Coordinator. The students in the Cle Elum middle school have been exploring the wild-side of Eastern Washington by participating in an exciting new curriculum called Project W.O.L.F.F. (Wildlife Observational …

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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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Woodland Park Zoo Bear Affair and Big Howl for Wolves, June 9, 2012

Every year, the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project teams up with Woodland Park Zoo to stage an event that is not only fun for bears and people, but helps to demonstrate some things NOT to do if you live and recreate …

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Celebrate Wolf Awareness Week 2011

Since 1990, the third week in October has been deemed Wolf Awareness Week.  In 2011, Governors in 26 states declared October 16th-22nd National Wolf Awareness Week, providing a great opportunity to learn more about wolves and their role in their …

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Washington Wolf Management Plan Special Meeting

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE NEWS RELEASE 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 July 27, 2011 Contact: Susan …

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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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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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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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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Grizzlies run amok at zoo’s Bear Affair and Big Howl for wolves

Come out to Woodland Park Zoo on Saturday June 4th to watch Keema and Denali, 900 pound grizzly bears, run amok a mock campsite and backyard as Chris Morgan, bear ecologist, narrates how intelligent, adaptive and important these awe-inspiring bears are to a healthy ecosystem. …

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