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Wolves in Washington: Updates from WDFW & the Wolf Advisory Group
April 28, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hosted by the North Cascades Institute
Class Tuition: $15
After nearly being eradicated in the early 1900s, the gray wolf (Canis lupus), a native Washington species, has naturally returned to the state. A wolf pack with pups was confirmed in July 2008 in western Okanogan and northern Chelan counties and represented the first fully documented breeding by wolves in the state since the 1930s! Since then, the state’s wolf population has increased at an average rate of 28% every year, and many other wolf packs have been confirmed.
The first to return to Washington came on their own from existing packs in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and British Columbia. Although there have been no federal or state efforts to proactively reintroduce wolves to Washington, they have successfully repopulated parts of eastern Washington and the North Cascades.
According to Conservation Northwest, at the end of 2018, Washington was home to a minimum of 126 wolves, 27 wolf packs and 15 successful breeding pairs!
Join us for a Zoom presentation with biologists from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. They will share an overview of the status of wolves in the state, provide updates on current wolf packs and take questions too.
Participants will learn how they can stay updated, get involved, and how the Washington Wolf Advisory Group is working to promote equitable, inclusive, and respectful dialogue and decision-making among diverse people to foster durable peace by transforming the root causes of social conflict and providing high quality recommendations on wolf recovery, conservation, and management.
If you can’t make this specific date or time, you can still register and we will send you a link to view the class on your own time! All registrants will have access to the class recording for a limited time after the program.
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