October Wolf and Wildlife Update

Happy Wolf Awareness Week! Hopefully there are opportunities in your community to celebrate the role of wolves as a keystone, iconic species. If there aren’t any coordinated events, perhaps use this week as an opportunity to spend time in nature, exploring the wild landscapes that wolves positively impact.

Friday Trash

Late Friday, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife issued additional kill orders for wolves. Oregon Wild put out an unequivocal statement, but it looks like we may have taken it too easy on Governor Brown’s agency. 
 

June Wolf Pack Update

Over the last few months, we’ve seen enormous support for wolf conservation!

Speaking for the Voiceless

This wolf track was found near Crater Lake National Park during the 2016 Oregon Wild Crater Lake Wolf Rendezvous. It may very well be that of OR7. Credit Jonathan Jelen.

On May 19th, I testified in front of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on wolves in Oregon. The Commission listened to hours of public testimony from conservation-minded Oregonians who asked the agency to protect and restore Oregon's fragile wolf population. 

Chairman Finley and Commissioners, thank you for being here today and providing the opportunity to hear public comments. My name is Gaby Diaz and I’m here today to speak on behalf of the voiceless.

Wolf Plan Webinar

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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

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