Another mistake in managing wolf recovery

More has been uncovered about the mismanagement of the conflict between a rancher in Eastern Washington and the Huckleberry pack, one of the state’s “most stable and prolific packs.” The mistake of killing the breeding-female will likely cause chaos within the pack and result in unpredictable future behavior of the pack.

Read more details about the mishandling of the wolves, both on the part of the rancher who failed to implement the non-lethal measures required by the state’s wolf conservation management plan, and on the part of the DFW who shouldn’t have issued a kill order.

[info credit: Living with Wolves and The Olympian]

Journey and Sky

Journey is hanging out with his friend – beautiful Miss Skye. Journey and Skye watching the local news photographer setting up to take photos of them and waiting for new people to pet them. Ambassador Journey ‘s chin drool is coconut strawberry and mango fruit yogurt we shared…


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Mexican Wolf update

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is scrapping any immediate plans to allow the beleaguered Mexican gray wolf population to expand north to the Grand Canyon, as many wolf advocates and scientists have advocated in recent years.

But wolves could still roam as far north as Flagstaff, so long as they didn’t cross Interstate 40.

The details of the Federal government’s draft environmental impact statement, as well as revisions to proposed rule changes for the wolf population in Arizona and New Mexico can be read here:

Feds: No wolves to roam in Grand Canyon

[info credit: Living with Wolves]

Mexican Wolf 2 yfb-edit 1” by Clark, Jim (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) – [1] (Transferred from en.wikipedia). Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Idaho has abandoned its plan to resume a wolf-killing program in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness

Great news! Keep up the great work Earthjustice and wolf advocates!

[info credit: Earth Justice]

BREAKING: Faced with a fierce legal challenge from Earthjustice and our partners, Idaho has just announced it is abandoning this year’s plan to slaughter wolves in one of America’s prime wilderness areas! It’s a huge testament to why we always say the earth needs a good lawyer… Read the full story at www.earthjustice.org

After killing nine wolves last winter, Idaho had planned to kill an additional 60% of the remaining wolves in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area just to increase elk populations for recreational hunters. But our attorneys immediately got to work and met them head on with a legal challenge. We’re thrilled with the good news and wanted to share this with you guys as soon as we heard.

Montana wolf stamp hearing set for August 14-th

(Information credit: Wolves of the Rockies_

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will conduct hearings on Aug. 14 at several locations on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf management stamp for anyone to make a donation to Montana’s wolf management program.

The proposed rules would direct FWP to make available for sale a $20 wolf stamp and would define how the voluntary donations would be allocated to wolf management activities.

The hearings are set for 6 p.m. on Aug. 14, at the following FWP locations:

  • Helena Headquarters; 1420E 6th Ave.
  • Bozeman Region 3 HQ; 1400 S. 19th Ave.
  • Billings Region 5 HQ; 2300 Lake Elmo Dr.
  • Glasgow Region 6 HQ; 54078 U.S. Highway 2 West
  • Great Falls Region 4 HQ;4600 Giant Springs Road
  • Kalispell Region 1 HQ; 490 N. Meridian Road Miles City Region 7 HQ; 352 I-94 Business Loop
  • Missoula Region 2 HQ; 3201 Spurgin Road