Journal of KRCG
Make plans now to attend the Kettle Range Rendezvous will be held at the Lambert Creek Campground, July 12, 13 and 14.
This campground can be reached from SR 21 west of Sherman Pass - at the junction of SR 21 & 20 and the Cennex Station 2.8 miles east of Republic, travel north 9 miles to Lambert Creek Rd (Road 546) and then east for 6 miles take the left branch where the road Y’s and on to FS 2156, go 1.2 miles to the campground. Lambert Creek Campground has picnic tables, outhouse and lots of camping space.
Saturday hikes, BBQ & potluck; Sunday breakfast.
KETTLE RENDEZVOUS SCHEDULE
Friday, July 12– Volunteer Project Day, Arrive and Set up Your Camp
Saturday, July 13 – Hikes Day
Saturday -- GUIDED HIKES MENU*
Hikes will depart 10 AM from Lambert Creek Campground
*Subject to change – hikes require 4 or more participants + hike leader
Saturday Dinner Potluck & Music– Complimentary barbecue (meat / veggie) and beverages provided by KRCG.
Sunday, July 14 –Breakfast –Complimentary pancake, coffee/tea.
Understanding Wolves - Wolf Behavior and Habituation
Normal wolf behavior can easily be confused as habituation; becoming too comfortable with humans. Wolves are often described as shy and fearful of humans. Consequently, when a person sees a wolf pup lying in the middle of a dirt road or an adult wolf trails a person through the woods, he/she describes the wolf as exhibiting non-typical behavior or “habituated”.
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Keeping Your Dog Safe in Wolf Country
Absent from Washington State for over 70 years, gray wolves are once again present in Washington, descendants of wolves that naturally dispersed form nearby packs in Idaho and Canada. Wolves pose very little threat to humans. Wolf aggression towards humans is very rare, and attacks even rarer. There are no recorded incidents of attacks on humans by wild wolves in Washington State. However, wolves will attack domestic dogs in certain situations and taking the right precautions can keep your dog safe from wolf or coyotes. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
The ProfanityPeak Pack: Set Up & Sold Out
A new film is ruffling more than a few feathers. It reveals the surprising players and policies that set up an unjust and unnecessary wolf slaughter on pristine, public forest land in Washington State in 2016. What wildlife "managers" are refusing to learn is killing wolves INCREASES attacks on livestock, as they resumed the slaughter in 2017. So we must ask: Is there no place wolves can live in peace?
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Wolves need space to roam to control expanding coyote populations
Washington state lists Canada lynx as endangered Rare Cats
Seattle – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to list Canada lynx as "endangered" under the state equivalent of the Endangered Species Act. This move comes as estimates for the state population of lynx fall to an estimated 54 individuals. The Canada lynx was previously listed as "threatened," however population declines and habitat degradation have led the species to the brink of extirpation in Washington. READ THE PRESS RELEASE
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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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 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
A new wolf pack
has been documented by Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife in the
Kettle River Mountains.
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