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ODFW Wolf Recovery Plan Reaches Milestone

posted May 17, 2017, 9:42 PM by chloe owens

3/7/2017, by KTVZ, News Channel 21

ODFW wolf recovery plan reaches milestone

Eastern Oregon has entered Phase III of Oregon's wolf management plan after the state Department of Fish and Wildlife staff documented a third year of seven or more breeding pairs in the region east of U.S. Highways 97, 20 and 395 last year…“Moving into Phase III is a significant milestone towards the recovery of gray wolves in Oregon,” says Russ Morgan, ODFW wolf biologist. “It shows how successful wolves can be in this state – in just nine years under existing management we have gone from no packs of wolves to multiple packs and an expanding distribution.” In addition to counting wolves, ODFW biologists have placed 14 radio-collars on wolves this winter in seven groups.