Forum Index > Public Lands Stewardship > Wolves need our help NOW!
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
Sculpin
Member
Member


Joined: 23 Apr 2015
Posts: 727 | TRs

Sculpin
  Top

Member
PostSat Apr 25, 2020 8:08 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Nope.  Just a meeting advisory, you already linked to the most recent report.

--------------
Between every two pines is a doorway to the new world. - John Muir
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostMon May 11, 2020 4:31 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Monday May 11, 2020 16:05 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

-WDFW-

--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostWed May 13, 2020 5:58 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Wednesday May 13, 2020

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

-WDFW-

--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostFri May 15, 2020 2:24 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Friday May 15, 2020 08:44 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in their Wolf Update of 05/15/20 wrote:
May 15, 2020
On May 11, WDFW staff responded to a report of an injured calf in a private pasture in Stevens County to conduct an investigation. The incident occurred within the Wedge pack territory.

The investigation revealed puncture wounds and lacerations consistent with injury by wolves. The combination of bite wounds and lacerations with associated swelling, wolf tracks scattered throughout the pasture, witness accounts, and howling heard in the area is consistent with a confirmed wolf depredation.

The injured calf was monitored but died from its injuries the following day. The affected livestock producer lives near the pasture where the incident occurred. Wolves were hazed away from the calf when it was being attacked. A Cattle Producers of Washington range rider was assigned to the area.

A summary of all documented depredation activity within the past 10 months is included in every monthly wolf update

-WDFW-

--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostSun May 24, 2020 12:46 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Friday May 22, 2020 13;59 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in their Wolf Update of 05/22/20 wrote:
May 22, 2020
On May 19, WDFW staff responded to a report of a dead calf in a private pasture in Stevens County. A second, injured calf was located in an adjacent pasture after the first depredation investigation was completed. These incidents occurred within the Wedge pack territory.

The investigation of the dead calf revealed bite wounds, lacerations and hemorrhaging consistent with wolf depredation. Wounds accompanied by significant hemorrhaging were documented. The carcass was removed from the pasture and disposed of.

The investigation of the injured calf showed bite wounds and lacerations consistent with a wolf attack. Swelling was noted on both rear legs. The calf was accounted for and uninjured as of May 11, therefore the injuries occurred within the last week and were estimated to be at least two days old. The calf was treated for its wounds and will be monitored.

The combination of bite wounds and lacerations with associated hemorrhaging, wolf tracks, signs of a struggle, and trail camera photos provide evidence consistent with confirmed wolf depredations.

The majority of the affected livestock are in a 100-acre fenced pasture near the livestock producer’s home; they were checked daily and there is regular human presence in the area. Following these depredations, WDFW staff placed Fox lights along the pasture and an additional (two total) Cattle Producers of Washington wolf-livestock conflict monitor was assigned to the area.

These incidents are the second and third depredations in approximately one week attributed to the Wedge pack. Given that these incidents occurred with minimal, dedicated proactive, nonlethal deterrents in place and because WDFW is exploring additional avenues for responsive nonlethal deterrents and gathering more information about the Wedge pack, lethal removal is not being considered at this time. WDFW staff will continue to work with the producer and the Cattle Producers of Washington as well as continue to monitor the area to mitigate future conflict.

-WDFW-

* See also update of 05/15/20 *

--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Pyrites
Member
Member


Joined: 16 Sep 2014
Posts: 1370 | TRs
Location: South Sound
Pyrites
  Top

Member
PostSun Jul 12, 2020 3:26 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
https://cheknews.ca/video-shows-wolf-heading-down-street-in-james-bay-640316/

Michigan Street is just a little S of the Capitol campus.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
pcg
Member
Member


Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Posts: 318 | TRs

pcg
  Top

Member
PostSun Jul 12, 2020 7:53 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
That’s from last January. That wolf, well-known to locals, was relocated by conservation officials to a “better” location, where it was subsequently shot by hunters.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostSun Jul 12, 2020 9:48 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
^ Lovely. One more reason to not undertake translocation projects.

--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostMon Jul 20, 2020 1:29 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Monday July 20, 2020 10:18 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in its Wolf Update of 07/20/20 wrote:
Several confirmed wolf depredations in Wedge pack territory
Publish date
Jul 20, 2020
On July 11, a group of livestock producers and ranch staff discovered multiple injured calves while gathering cattle in a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment in Stevens County. WDFW staff investigated eight total injured calves the day they were reported. This incident occurred within the Wedge pack territory.

The investigations of seven of the eight injured calves revealed bite wounds and lacerations consistent with wolf depredation. The injuries to three of the calves were estimated to have occurred 1-2 days prior to the investigation; wounds on another calf were estimated to be 2-3 days old; wounds on another calf were estimated to be 3-4 days old; and injuries to the two remaining calves were estimated to have occurred 5-7 days prior to the investigation. Based on the estimated ages of the injuries, WDFW staff considered these depredations as four separate events.

When range riders observe a group of cattle that are bedded and appear to be relaxed and calm, riders do not make them stand, attempt to move them, or harass them; as such, injured calves are not always readily discernible and easily observed. The livestock producers removed the most severely injured calves from the range back to the ranch headquarters for medical attention and monitoring.

An additional injured calf was reported to and investigated by WDFW staff on July 13, and was confirmed as a wolf depredation.

The combination of bite wounds and lacerations with associated swelling consistent with hemorrhaging on all of the calves and recent wolf locations in the area provide evidence consistent with confirmed wolf depredations.

The affected livestock producer had the following proactive, nonlethal deterrents in place at the time of the depredation: removing or treating sick or injured livestock when discovered, carcass sanitation, calving away from areas occupied by wolves, delaying the turnout of livestock until wild ungulates are born, human presence around livestock, and using range riders.

This livestock producer used Cattle Producers of Washington range riders for six full days and eight partial days from May 21 through mid-June mainly on an 800-acre private pasture. Range riders transitioned with the livestock to larger summer grazing allotments. Following the depredation confirmed on June 17, range riding and livestock monitoring efforts were intensified. Range riding has been occurring four days a week, with the largest gap in coverage being two days. In addition to this increase in range riding, the producer, family members, or ranch staff have checked the cattle on the grazing allotment near the Wedge territory on a daily basis since the depredation confirmed on June 17.

WDFW has documented nine depredation incidents since May 11, 2020 attributed to the Wedge pack. WDFW staff are discussing how to most effectively address this situation; Director Susewind will also assess this situation and consider what action to take.

-WDFW-

(* emphasis added *)

--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
altasnob
Member
Member


Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 391 | TRs
Location: Tacoma
altasnob
  Top

Member
PostMon Jul 20, 2020 2:02 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Sounds like that land owner will be eligible for up to $10,000 from the State for each injured calf under

https://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=220-440-180

https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=77.36.180

https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=77.36
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostThu Jul 23, 2020 12:02 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Thursday July 23, 2020 07:59 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

Two new updates on wolf activities are available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in its Wolf Update of 07/23/20 wrote:
WDFW Director authorizes lethal action in Wedge wolf pack territory

WDFW, in its Wolf Update of 07/23/20 wrote:
Wolf Advisory Group Virtual Meeting - August 5-6, 2020

WDFW, in its Wolf Update of 07/23/20 wrote:
Togo pack update

WDFW, in its Togo Pack Update of 07/23/20 wrote:
This is a weekly update for the Togo pack following the lethal removal authorization by WDFW Director Kelly Susewind on June 19.

-WDFW-

=============================================================

Profanity Peak wolf pack removal cost state $135K / January 13, 2017 Spokesman-Review

Wolf management is expensive in Washington, costing $973,275 in 2016 alone. That includes $134,999 spent to kill seven wolves. ($19286.00 per animal) / 2017 Seattle Times


--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostThu Jul 23, 2020 5:04 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Thursday July 23, 2020 16:58 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in its Wolf Update of 07/23/20 @ 16/58 PDT wrote:
Togo pack update


--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostWed Jul 29, 2020 6:09 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Monday July 27, 2020 15:57 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in their Wolf Update of 07/27/20 wrote:
On July 27, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lethally removed an adult, non-breeding female member of the Wedge wolf pack. This pack has repeatedly preyed on cattle on public and private grazing lands in Stevens County.

WDFW Director Kelly Susewind authorized the removal of a wolf from the Wedge pack on July 23 after WDFW staff confirmed five depredation incidents within the previous 30 days. WDFW staff confirmed two additional depredations two days after Director Susewind’s authorization, prior to today’s lethal removal of the Wedge wolf, bringing the total number of documented depredations to 11 incidents resulting in three dead livestock and 11 injured livestock since May 11, 2020.

WDFW’s approach to incremental removal consists of a period of active operations followed by an evaluation period to determine if those actions changed the pack’s behavior (for example by disrupting the overlap of wolves and livestock or the pattern of repeated depredation). The department has now entered an evaluation period.

If WDFW documents another livestock depredation and confirms that it likely occurred after the action on July 27, the department may initiate another lethal removal action following the guidelines of the Wolf Plan and 2017 wolf-livestock interaction protocol. 

-WDFW-

===========================================================

Lethal removal of wolves by WDFW in Washington State cost an estimated $19,286.00 per animal in 2017 (Seattle Times)

--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostThu Jul 30, 2020 11:30 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Thursday July 30, 2020 10:43 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in their Wolf Update of 07/30/20 wrote:
The next Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6 starting at 9 a.m. each day. A meeting agenda has been posted to the Wolf Advisory Group page. Although this will be a virtual meeting, the WAG work session will be open to the public to observe and will follow the same format used previously, including public comment opportunities at the end of each day.

This meeting will be held using Zoom, an online web-conferencing tool that allows presenters to share presentations and video and allows the public to listen via computer or phone. If you are interested in joining this meeting please pre-register here. You can still join the webinar and provide comment during the meeting even if you don’t pre-register.

If you are new to Zoom and would like to test your computer’s audio and video ahead of time you can visit https://zoom.us/test and click "Join." We also recommend joining the webinar 15 minutes before it starts.

Join the webinar by computer:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__eJrWqjHTQGcPqSXlsbW_g

Or join by phone:
Please choose one phone number. You’ll be prompted to enter the webinar ID after you have dialed in.

+1 253 215 8782

888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 932 5039 1989

-WDFW-

--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Ski
><((((°>



Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 11366 | TRs
Location: tacoma
Ski
  Top

><((((°>
PostMon Aug 10, 2020 6:10 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Thursday August 6, 2020 13:51 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in their Wolf Update of 08/06/20 wrote:
On July 27, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lethally removed an adult, non-breeding female member of the Wedge wolf pack. This pack has repeatedly preyed on cattle on public and private grazing lands in Stevens County.

Following the lethal removal, WDFW staff have conducted many depredation investigations of livestock reported as injured by wolves in the Wedge pack territory. Of these investigations, nine livestock belonging to two different livestock producers were determined to have been injured or killed by wolves (one probable mortality and eight confirmed injuries). Based on the age of the documented injuries, two of these events are believed to have occurred after the July 27 lethal removal. As such, Director Susewind is considering reinitiating lethal removal actions in the Wedge pack.

The depredations documented since the lethal removal have affected two different livestock producers. One is Producer 2 noted in the July 23 update, and that livestock producer still has the nonlethal deterrents in place detailed in that update. Following the depredation confirmed on June 17, range riding and livestock monitoring efforts were intensified. Range riding has been occurring four days a week, with the largest gap in coverage being two days. In addition to this increase in range riding, the producer, family members, or ranch staff have checked the cattle on the grazing allotment near the Wedge territory on a daily basis since the depredation confirmed on June 17.

The other affected livestock producer had the following deterrent measures in place at the time of the depredations:

The producer removed or treated sick or injured livestock when discovered, used carcass sanitation, delayed turnout of livestock to forested/upland grazing pastures, and had daily human presence around livestock. Following depredations documented in August, this livestock producer deployed two Northeast Washington Wolf Cattle Collaborative (NEWWCC) range riders as well.

WDFW has documented 16 depredation incidents (twelve within the last 30 days) resulting in four dead livestock and nineteen injured livestock since May 11, 2020 attributed to the Wedge pack.

-WDFW-

===========================================================

Saturday August 8, 2020 02:03 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in their Wolf Update of 08/08/20 wrote:
On Aug. 3, WDFW staff responded to a report of an injured calf in a private pasture within the Leadpoint pack territory in Stevens County.

An investigation revealed fresh puncture wounds and lacerations consistent with injury by wolves, including massive swelling on both hind legs indicating significant tissue damage. The combination of bite wounds and lacerations with associated swelling are consistent with a confirmed wolf depredation. The livestock producer brought the calf to a veterinarian for treatment. The veterinarian’s examination determined the calf’s right hind leg was fractured and that the calf would likely not survive. The livestock producer removed the injured calf from the pasture and moved it to the ranch headquarters for intensive care and monitoring. The calf later died.

WDFW staff investigated and confirmed additional depredations by wolves resulting in one dead and three injured livestock in the same pasture today, Aug. 7. The details of these events will be provided in a forthcoming update.

The livestock producer who owns the affected calf had several proactive, nonlethal deterrents in place, including calving away from areas occupied by wolves, choosing not to utilize a USFS public grazing allotment, delaying turnout of calves (to coincide with deer fawns, and elk and moose calves becoming available as prey), removing sick/injured livestock from the pasture, carcass sanitation, allowing steers to heal after castration before releasing onto pasture, human presence around livestock, and using Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) range riders.

Following depredations reported on June 26, WDFW staff (including conflict specialists, wolf biologists, and district/wildlife area biologists), the Ferry/Stevens County Wildlife Specialist, and a CPoW range rider organized a coordinated work party to put up fox lights and over a mile of fladry along the several-hundred acre pasture. Wolves were soon documented crossing under the fladry, and WDFW staff deployed a radio-activated guard (RAG) box and more fox lights as additional deterrents. WDFW staff also attempted to haze wolves thought to be using the private pasture.

Excluding the depredations confirmed today, WDFW has documented five depredation events resulting in one dead and five injured livestock since June 19, 2020 attributed to the Leadpoint pack. WDFW staff are discussing how to most effectively address this situation. Director Susewind will also assess this situation and consider what action to take.

-WDFW-

===========================================================

Monday August 10, 2020 14:04 PDT

WDFW GRAY WOLF UPDATE

A new update on wolf activities is available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates

WDFW, in their Wolf Update of 08/10/20 wrote:
This update provides an overview of gray wolf conservation and management activities in Washington during July 2020.

Program updates
On Sept. 30, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to WDFW asking for changes to the  state's gray wolf recovery program, specific to the area of northeast Washington. WDFW Director Kelly Susewind issued a response on Dec. 1, 2019, and a follow-up response on July 27, 2020.

A King County Superior Court judge found in favor of WDFW in a case that challenged the 2019 lethal removal of members of the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) wolf pack. The court denied the petitioners’ request for declaratory and injunctive relief by affirming the July 31, 2019 lethal removal authorization of Director Susewind under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and also rejected Petitioners’ State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) arguments. The judge’s decision can be found on the WDFW website here. WDFW previously published updates on this case on Jan. 10 and Feb. 20.

Communication and coordination
WDFW developed a printable informational brochure on Washington wolves including history, population numbers, pack territories, and more.

Current population status and proactive conflict mitigation
The year-end minimum population count for 2019 was at least 108 known wolves in 21 known packs including at least 10 breeding pairs. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation reported 37 wolves in five packs. Annual wolf population surveys are conducted in the winter because wolf populations experience the least amount of natural fluctuation during this time. Counting the population at the end of each year allows for comparable year-to-year trends at a time of year when the wolf population is most stable. The year-end minimum population count for 2020 will be released in April 2021.

Reports of remote camera images or videos, wolf tracks, or sightings from the public are extremely helpful in locating previously undocumented wolf activity and potential new packs on the landscape. Please take photos of wolves or wolf sign (use some way to measure the size of a track) and upload them to the wolf reporting page via the following link: https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/observations

Definitions: A “pack” is defined as two or more wolves traveling together in winter, and a “breeding pair” is defined as at least one adult male and one adult female wolf that raised at least two pups that survived until December 31. In any given year, the number of packs will always be greater than or equal to the number of breeding pairs. The known territories and more information for each pack can be viewed by clicking the pack name.

-WDFW-

(* edited for brevity - for full text and details see links posted above. *)

--------------
"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. 
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Public Lands Stewardship > Wolves need our help NOW!
  Happy Birthday boot up!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy