Fate of Methow’s “Lookout Pack” unclear

It was two and a half years ago that the gray wolf returned to the rolling hills of Washington’s Methow Valley, after a 70-year absence. Today it’s unclear if the Methow Lookout Pack still exists. There has been one loss after …

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Reducing conflict on public lands

While on a short trip to Idaho I came across this great article on grazing and endangered species and so I’ve written a brief synopsis of the article for those that may be interested. In the Northern Rockies region the National …

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David Moskowitz-Wolves of the Pacific Northwest

I had the opportunity to interview David Moskowitz last month while he was here in the Methow Valley working on his new book “Wolves of the Pacific Northwest”. David, a professional wildlife tracker, photographer, and outdoor educator, has been studying …

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More ranchers giving wolf deterrence projects a try

As sheep graze in an Arizona pasture a wire fence keeps them from wandering into the road. All along the length of the electrified fence long slips of magenta plastic (termed fladry) flutter in the wind. Wolves tend to stay clear of …

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It’s Wolf Awareness Week!

Like the North Cascades Grizzly Bear, gray wolves were once very common in Washington State. But, unlike our resident grizzly bears, of which an estimated less than 20 remain, the gray wolves were completely extirpated from the state by the …

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Symbol of Justice

The wolf is not always a feared and hated creature. In the medieval village of Utrecht, Netherlands the symbol of justice is the wolf. The courtyard of the criminal justice center displays a magnificent statue of a blindfolded white wolf. …

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Lookout Pack moves to winter range

Three adults, four pups in pack as they move to lower elevations in the Methow Valley for the third winter. By Joyce Campbell, Methow Valley News The Methow Valley’s wolf pack is back from their summer range in the high …

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WDFW submits wolf management plan draft

Public review of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, as required under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), will begin on October 5, 2009. A series …

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Fishing Buddies?

Not often does one find a Brown (aka Grizzly) Bear and a wolf fishing across from each other on the same river. These amazing shots of a wolf fishing in the interior of Katmai National Park were taken at Brooks …

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