New Pacific Wolf Family Video!
Every wolf pack has a story. Here in the Pacific West, gray wolves are returning to Washington, Oregon and California. How did they journey here and why? In an effort to raise awareness about this iconic, wild species, we are thrilled to announce the Pacific Wolf Family video, which is a great way to learn more about gray wolves and their returns home.
Do you know their stories? Watch the Pacific Wolf Family video to learn more:
- March 2017 – Wolf News from California: A single male wolf from California’s Shasta Pack was spotted in northwest Nevada. The Nevada Department of Wildlife confirmed this sighting in November 2016 after collecting scat from the area where the animal was seen. This is the first official confirmation of a wolf in Nevada since 1992. Here’s more information.
- March 2017 – Wolf news from Oregon: On March 2, 2017, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) reported that wolf, OR-48, a Shamrock Pack adult male, was found dead on February 26th on private land in northeast Oregon after the wolf encountered an M-44 device, a spring-activated device containing cyanide powder. The device was in place as part of USDA’s Wildlife Services operations to control coyotes and prevent coyote-livestock conflict on private land in northeast Oregon.
- January 2017 – Wolf news from Washington: The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife released their Annual Deterrence Post-action Report on the Profanity Peak wolf pack’s 2016 lethal removal action. Due to multiple confirmed wolf depredations of livestock, beginning in July 2016, the WDFW authorized a wolf-removal action during August and September 2016 and lethally removed seven wolves of the 12-member wolf pack. Here is the full report.