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Issaquah the Center of State Conversation on Wolves

posted Dec 3, 2016, 2:28 PM by chloe owens

9/25/16, by Nicole Jennings, Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter

Issaquah the center of state conversation on wolves

The population of wolves in the wild in Washington state is less than the number of cents in a dollar… at a meeting between the Department of Fish and Wildlife and newly formed Wolf Advisory Group…the discussion of how to keep Washington’s endangered wolf population growing in a way that’s manageable for ranchers and farmers inspired collaboration and conversation…The key to solving conflicts between wolves and people is outreach and education, Stone said. A self-identified hunter, she is especially committed to spreading knowledge to other hunters, hikers and campers…WDFW chief scientist John Pierce stated that “social tolerance and acceptance” are the most important factors in bringing the wolf population back to healthy numbers.