Journal of KRCG
Conservationists Express Outrage That Entire Pack of Wolves, 12 Percent of State Population, to Be Killed for Preying on Livestock on Public Lands
OLYMPIA, Wash.— The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has indicated it plans to kill the entire Profanity Peak wolf pack over conflicts with livestock on national forest lands in northern Ferry County.
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Taxpayers Subsidize Wolf Killing
Republic, WA - The killing of two members of the Profanity Peak wolf pack the week of Aug. 8 in the Kettle River Mountains of north-central Washington, including its breeding alpha female mothering a litter of pups and a second female, is a tragedy that continues to unfold.
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) had earlier determined after four confirmed wolf depredations of cattle that a “partial pack removal” was warranted. DFW said its operations are “continuing. “This is a tragedy that could have been avoided,” said Timothy Coleman, director of the Kettle Range Conservation Group.
Tackling Wolf Management's Thorniest Issue: The Ecological and Social Complexities of Lethal Control
A Wolf Conservation Discussion Panel, co-hosted by Pacific Wolf Coalition & University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.
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Public Lands – Land for all the People!
Celebrate the beauty of the Columbia Highlands
The recent armed takeover of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was a shocking reminder that we conservationists and lovers of nature need to get involved in the management of our Public Lands. A rise in legislative proposals across the country are part of a broader conspiracy to privatize our federal public lands led by extremist militants, influential politicians and powerful special-interest funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers and whose hidden agenda is to drill, develop and denude our National Parks, National Forests and Wildlife Refuges.
But you can help stop this from happening by getting involved. READ MORE
Conservationists deal blow to Wildlife Services in landmark WA wolf case
Court rejects indiscriminate wolf killing
OLYMPIA, Wash. – In response to a challenge brought by a coalition of conservation organizations, a federal court rejected plans to escalate cruel wolf killing in Washington state by the secretive federal program dubbed "Wildlife Services." Federal District Judge Robert Bryan held that Wildlife Services should have prepared a more in-depth environmental analysis of the impacts of its proposed wolf killing activities, finding the program’s cursory environmental assessment faulty because the proposed actions would have significant cumulative impacts that are highly controversial and highly uncertain. READ MORE
Trail Maintenance - Please help - Volunteers needed
Kettle Range Conservation Group volunteered to help with Colville National Forest trail maintenance this summer on Tenmile, Big Lick and Gibraltar trails. Trail work is both fun and necessary to keep our trails in good shape - so come on out. All skill levels & ages are encouraged to participate. We will provide training for those who need it, and we will not work you too hard!
In addition to Gibraltar and Ten Mile maintenance, work parties to repair the Big Lick Trail are being planned. More information on future work parties can be found on our website or our Facebook page which we are working hard to keep up to date. If you are not on Facebook you can link to our page at our website. You will not be able to comment, but you can read all of our posts and keep up to date on what is happening.
Please bring food, water, and appropriate gear including long pants, gloves, eye protection and boots are a must. Tools will be provided.
Any question about the hikes or work parties feel free to contact
Dan Price: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservationists Challenge Wildlife Services’ Authority to Kill Wolves in Washington
Wildlife Services Activities Threaten Wolf Recovery, Healthy Ecosystems
Olympia, Wash. — The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) on behalf of five conservation groups, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program challenging its authority to kill endangered wolves in Washington state. READ MORE
Erosion threats prompt appeal of state timber sale in burned area
Proposed “salvage” sale undermines forest recovery and restoration
A Methow resident was joined by two conservation groups in an appeal of a large timber sale located on state lands which burned and flooded last year. The Carlton Complex FIT Salvage timber sale proposes to clear cut 1,200 acres of lightly to severely burned forests by operating ground-based machinery on exposed erosive soils. Research has shown this type of logging dramatically boosts soil erosion, crushes forest regrowth, and undermines forest recovery. READ MORE
A new wolf pack
has been documented by Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife in the
Kettle River Mountains.
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