Washington’s Invasive Species Awareness Week Goes Virtual

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed February 22nd through February 28th as Invasive Species Awareness Week. “Invasive species threaten our economy, environment, recreation opportunities and can even harm our health,” Inslee said. “I’m calling on everyone who loves this state we call home to become aware of invasive species and take steps to prevent the […]

Inslee Directs State To Rework Wolf Rulemaking Process

On Friday, Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to initiate a new rulemaking process when it comes to wolf management. Last week’s letter comes following an appeal from the Center for Biological Diversity challenging WDFW’s current wolf management rules. CBD claims the state’s current rules fail to […]

Susewind Calls For Removal Of Leadpoint Pack Members

Last week, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind authorized the lethal removal of one to two wolves from the Leadpoint pack in northern Stevens County. Thursday’s announcement came in response to repeated depredations of cattle on private grazing lands. Since August 7th, WDFW staff have conducted multiple depredations, leading to six livestock […]

WDFW Removes Member Of Wedge Pack

On Monday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the lethal removal of an adult, non-breeding female member of the Wedge wolf pack. The Department says this pack has repeatedly preyed on cattle on public and private grazing lands in Stevens County. On Thursday, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind authorized the removal of a wolf […]

Susewind Calls For Togo Pack Wolves To Be Killed

On Friday, Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind reauthorized staff to lethally remove wolves from the Togo pack in northern Ferry County. The decision he noted was due to repeated depredations of cattle on grazing lands in the Kettle River range. The removal reauthorization allows for no more than two wolves […]

WDFW: Togo Pack Responsible For Another Depredation

The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife said the Togo pack was responsible for a wolf depredation in the NE corner of the state. The injured calf was reported Friday, June 5th in northern Ferry County. WDFW said the calf had injuries consistent with a wolf attack, including bite marks, punctures, lacerations, and a […]

WDFW: Wolf Population Continues To Grow

Washington’s wolf population continues to increase. According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the 2019 wolf count shows a population at the highest levels since the 1930’s, the last time wolves could be hunted in the state. As of December 31st, 108 wolves, in 21 packs call the state home. In addition the […]

WDFW Confirms Wolf Depredation In Grouse Flats Pack Territory

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a wolf depredation in southeast Washington where the Grouse Flats pack calls home.   On February 3rd, WDFW was called out to a dead calf in a fenced private pasture.  The investigation revealed hemorrhaging on both back legs and the inner hide of the left leg […]

WDFW To Hold On Line Town Hall Tuesday Evening

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director will hold an on-line Q&A session Tuesday evening for residents of Yakima, Kittitas, Benton and Franklin counties.  Director Kelly Susewind and his South Central Region Director, Mike Livingston, will take questions from the public in an Online Broadcast from 7 to 8 p.m.   The two will […]

WDFW Looking Those Interested In Serving On The Wolf Advisory Group

Are you interested in helping determine the future of gray wolves in Washington?  If so, the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for you.   WDFW is looking to fill four vacancies on the Wolf Advisory Group.  Openings run through 2021.   The Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) was formed in 2013 with […]