The Plumas County Fish and Game Commission dove into the wolf controversy at its regular meeting on Nov. 2. Guest speaker Kent Laudon, the new wolf specialist with the California Department Fish and Wildlife, answered an onslaught of questions about the wolf plan in California, the nature of the Lassen wolf pack and their predation patterns, specifically with livestock.
There are two confirmed wolf packs in California for the first time since the 1920s. There is a pack in the Shasta area and now officially a pack in Lassen he said their territory averages about 250 square miles, mostly in Lassen County. There is also movement in Plumas County.
California is new to this because the people over seeing this “didnt see it ,coming.” There is no recovery effort in northern California stated Kent Laughton, wolf specialist.
California will figure this all out in their way. Predation, ranchers, food sources for the wolves,elk, hunters..They are just beginning the catch-up process. There is somewhat of a pattern that goes with all this native wildlife movement.