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Animal Welfare and Conservation Groups
Announce Intent to Sue in Wake of Wolf’s Killing in Wyoming



Rundown and torture of Wyoming wolf a reminder the nation that state politicians are calling the shots and cannot be trusted to responsibly handle wolves in their states.

(Washington, D.C.)—On the heels of the recent drawn-out torture of a captured and bound gray wolf, a coalition of organizations has filed their 60-day Notice of Intent to Sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for their refusal to restore Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections to the Western gray wolf.
The Notice of Intent can be viewed at this link.

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Range Rider - Patagonia Filmsclick to play

In the Kettle River Range of Northeastern Washington, wolves are being killed to protect livestock that graze on public lands. A lone range rider, Daniel Curry, works year-round using nonlethal mitigation methods to help prevent wolves from looking at cows as a food source—and to prove that coexistence is possible.
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Restoration of forest sidelined in Eastern Washington

Executive Director, Tim Coleman Guest Opinion in the Spokesman Review.
How are forests best restored to not only reduce wildfire risk to communities, but to also prepare for our changing climate? The first principle is to keep all the old fire-resistant trees, such as Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. Yet those are the trees that the Colville Na- tional Forest is targeting in the Sanpoil project, which a District Court Judge has found illegal.
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District Court Finds Forest ServiceViolated Law in Sanpoil Case

Spokane, WA. The Kettle Range Conservation Group is celebrating today’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Bastian finding that the U.S. Forest Service violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Forest Management Act in adopting the 2019 Colville National Forest Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) and deciding to proceed with the Sanpoil timber project.
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Lawsuit alleges 43,000-acre forest treatment project will impact lynx
By Mateusz Perkowski-Capital Press -May 15, 2023

An environmental group seeks to overturn the federal government’s approval of 43,000 acres of forest treatments that will allegedly harm threatened lynx in Washington. Last year, the U.S. Forest Service decided to proceed with the Bulldog project to reduce wildfire fuels and improve aquatic habitat, among other objectives, within the Colville National Forest in Northeast Washington. Much of the project area will be treated with prescribed burning and vegetation removal but about 7,000 acres will be commercially logged and thinned in the Kettle Range portion of the Monashee Mountains.

Though the federal government determined the treatments likely will not adversely affect the Canada lynx, which is protected under the Endangered Species Act, the Kettle Range Conservation Group nonprofit has filed a lawsuit alleging that analysis was faulty.

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Feds Must Re-Analyze Impacts of Colville N.F. Cattle Grazing on Endangered Species

SPOKANE, WA.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service informed three conservation groups this month that in response to their litigation threat, it will conduct a new assessment of the impacts of cattle grazing on endangered species in the Colville National Forest. In November 2022, The Lands Council, Kettle Range Conservation Group, and Western Watersheds Project submitted a notice to the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of their intent to sue under the EndangeredSpecies Act.
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The Future of Forests with Dr. Jerry Franklin

RS Sources and the Center for Responsible Forestry's short film featuring preeminent forest ecologist Jerry Franklin, who is widely recognized as the father of ecological forestry. The Future of Forests with Dr. Jerry Franklin explains what ecological forestry is, and how it can help restore forests to be more resilient to climate change impacts.
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10 MINUTE VIDEO


Wildlife for All is a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more ecologically-driven, democratic, and compassionate.
  • Ecologically-driven, because that is what is needed to protect species and ecosystems in the face of a global extinction crisis.
  • Democratic, because wildlife is a public trust and everyone should have a voice in wildlife decisions.
  • Compassionate, because wild animals deserve to be treated humanely and with respect.

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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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During our 48 years of conservation work we have met many challenges facing our national forests and rural communities throughout northeast and north central Washington. Our longest running campaign to protect national forest wilderness in the wild and un-roaded backcountry of the Kettle River Range, Okanogan Highlands and Selkirk Mountains continues today.
 

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Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive hormones
New research suggests heavily hunted wolves experience increased social and physiological stress.
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Conservation Groups Appeal to Gov. Inslee
to Require Rules Limiting Killing of Washington's Endangered Wolves

Eight conservation groups filed an appeal with Gov. Jay Inslee to reverse the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commissionís denial of a petition asking for enforceable rules limiting when wolves can be killed in response to livestock depredations.
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KRCG notes killing wolves can result in more conflict
Eight conservation organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of Washington residents, are calling on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to rescind a kill order issued earlier this week for wolves of the Huckleberry pack.
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