May Wildlife Update: The Latest on the Pine Creek Pack

Wolverines, marbled murrelets, and red tree voles--oh my! In this month’s update, be sure to check out the wildlife section (in addition to the wolf section) as lots of things have been happening for Oregon’s threatened, endangered, and recovering native wildlife species. 

Spring Cleaning

This is the third in a series of blogs highlighting the stories behind the stories of “wolf conservation” under Curt Melcher and Governor Brown’s Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Everyday Trash

An alternative - and more accurate - logo for Curt Melcher's Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)
Last fall, as ODFW was issuing yet another kill order for wolves we posted a piece called The Friday Trash. The provocative title invoked the practice used by politicians and government agencies to hold bad news until late on a Friday making it more likely to get overlooked by the media and public. The piece highlighted a few of the facts ODFW didn’t want you to know about their latest wolf kill.
 

April Wildlife Update: It's Utter Chaos

If your head is spinning trying to keep up with the latest news on Oregon's wolves, the release of the annual wolf report, and ODFW's decision to kill wolves, join the club. It's been an extremely chaotic two weeks made worse by ODFW's inability to clearly communicate with the public.

ODFW 2017 Wolf Report: Population stagnant, killing increased

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today released the 2017 Annual Wolf Report. The release comes in the same week that the agency stunned the public by rushing to issue kill permits for wolves to a livestock owner who Oregon Public Broadcasting reporterd had made multiple attempts to defraud the state's compensation program in the past.

ODFW Issues Wolf-Kill Permits for Pine Creek Pack

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued kill permits for the Pine Creek wolf pack.

March Wolves and Wildlife Update: It's Complicated

It’s human nature to simplify things. But nature doesn’t always work that way. Our latest wildlife update reinforces the fact that nature is complicated and messy and wonderful.

February Wolf & Wildlife Update: Good News Edition!

There’s plenty of bad news out there. So this month we’re happy to have plenty of good news to share.

January Wolf & Wildlife Update

For the first time in decades, multiple wolves were confirmed on the slopes of Mt. Hood!
There’s never a dull moment when it comes to wolves and wildlife. Let’s dive into our first update of 2018!
 
 

Conservation Groups Join Reward to Catch Oregon Wolf Killer

Conservation organizations are bolstering a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) reward for information on the illegal killing of OR-33, a federally protected gray wolf in southwestern Oregon. The FWS has offered a $5,000 reward, and five conservation organizations have contributed an additional $10,500, bringing the total to $15,500.

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