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Conservation Groups Ask Gov. Kate Brown to Stop State-Sanctioned Wolf Killing

posted Sep 4, 2017, 10:21 PM by chloe owens

8/17/17, by Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week

Conservation Groups Ask Gov. Kate Brown to Stop State-Sanctioned Wolf Killing

A group of 18 conservation organizations, led by Oregon Wild, wrote to Gov. Kate Brown today, urging her to get involved in a dispute over the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s wolf policy…“Rather than a wolf problem, the Harl Butte situation raises disturbing questions about ODFW’s ability and willingness to require livestock operations to make meaningful efforts to avoid conflict,” the letter says. Wolves once ranged widely in Oregon but were hunted to near extinction here 70 years ago, according to Oregon Wild. Then, about a decade ago, evidence of wolves having re-established themselves in the state became common in the Wallowa Mountains. Their re-emergence brought with it conflict with ranchers and the need for a state policy on how to manage the conflict between wolves and commercial herds.

http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/08/17/conservation-groups-ask-gov-kate-brown-to-stop-state-sanctioned-wolf-killing/

 

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