Portland Wolf Hearing



Friday May 19, 2017 – 8:00 a.m.
Embassy Suites Portland Airport
Spruce & Oak Rooms
7900 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97220

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Raise Your Voice For Oregon's Wolves!

Wenaha pups

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) recently released its draft revisions to the state’s Wolf Plan. Since wolves lost state protections in 2015, only the Plan determines how wolves will be managed for the next 5 years!  Ensuring the Plan revisions focus on wolf conservation, not wolf killing, is especially important because the annual wolf report confirmed only 112 wolves in 2016, a population increase of less than 2% from the previous year. In addition, ODFW is considering allowing members of the public to hunt this fragile population.  

Wolf Plan Webinar


The Webinar will start at 7:00 PM PST. Feel free to leave any questions now as a Discus comment, or email it to dm@oregonwild.org and we will try to address it during the webinar.

ODFW Releases Troubling Wolf Report

Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) released its annual wolf report, as well as a draft the revised Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. 

“According to this report, 2016 was a bad year for wolves in Oregon,” said Conservation Director Steve Pedery. “Population growth stalled, and the number of breeding pairs and packs declined. This raises troubling questions about ODFW’s continuing drive to pursue hunting and trapping.”

19 Oregon Legislators tell ODFW: No Wolf Hunting

Today, the conservation organization Oregon Wild praised a group of 19 state lawmakers who sent letters to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission urging them to reject sport hunting and trapping when revising Oregon’s Wolf management plan.  A proposal has been floated by ODFW staff to create a sport trapping and hunting program for these iconic animals, with just 110 wolves currently known to exist in the entire state.

From the letter:

Oregon’s Wolf Recovery Passes Consequential Threshold

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) shared consequential news that annual wolf counts confirmed at least 7 breeding pairs of wolves in Eastern Oregon for the third consecutive year. Conservationists responded to the news with mixed feelings.

Gone But Not Forgotten - OR4 in NYC

"I Was Wild. They Named Me OR-4" by Ester Curini is inspired by an Oregon Wolf killed in the spring of 2016 and father to OR-7.

By Ester Curini

I am an Italian artist. I live and work in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Standing Tall by Ester Curini

Journey: One Tale, Two Books

Journey Book Cover (courtesy of Beckie Elgin)

The world's most famous wolf has made it to another historic destination: literature. His story of dispersal from Northeast Oregon to find a mate and traveling over 3,000 miles across the Cascades and into California and back inspired young and old across the globe, including two authors from Oregon and California. You can now bring the story of OR-7 (Journey) into your home with the following beautiful publications.

Teaching the Way of the Wolf

by Joanie Beldin

"In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught." Baba Dioum


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