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Forest Carnivore Conservation and Management in the Interior Columbia Basin: Issues and Environmental Correlates

Forest carnivores in the Pacific Northwest include 11 medium to large-sized mammalian species of canids, felids, mustelids, and ursids. These carnivores have widely differing status in the region, with some harvested in regulated furbearer seasons, some taken for depredations, and … read more

Natural re-colonization and admixture of wolves (Canis lupus) in the US Pacific Northwest: challenges for the protection and management of rare and endangered taxa

Admixture resulting from natural dispersal processes can potentially generate novel phenotypic variation that may facilitate persistence in changing environments or result in the loss of population-specific adaptations. Yet, under the US Endangered Species Act, policy is limited for management of … read more

Some of the Pacific Northwest’s Wolves Have Coastal Genes

Wolves are recolonizing Washington, Oregon, and California, but new genetic research shows there’s something odd about these new arrivals.  Wolves were wiped out in Washington State in the early 20th century—the victims of bounty hunting as ranching and farming expanded … read more

Ambitious study underway on wolf impact

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of Washington are beginning a collaborative study to determine how eight years of growth in the state’s wolf population is affecting deer and elk as well as other predators. The … read more

Wildlife Grazing on our Public Lands, Permit Retirement is a Solution

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has ordered that the Profanity wolf pack in northeast Washington be killed. As of today at least six wolves have already been killed. The kill order is the result of on-going depredations of … read more

The Profanity Peak Pack: Loss of wolves and academic freedom

The recent killing of six members of the Profanity Peak wolf pack in NE Washington in retribution for the loss of a few cattle is emblematic of what is wrong with public land policy. As I write, trappers are out … read more

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