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Wolf Den Site Known, but Not to Forest Service Employee

posted Sep 18, 2018, 11:33 PM by chloe owens

7/18/2018, by Don Jenkins, Capital Press

Wolf den site known, but not to Forest Service employee

Washington wildlife managers do not routinely share wolf-collar data with the U.S. Forest Service, but did alert the agency to the location of a den near where a seasonal employee was forced up a tree Thursday in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The employee, whose name has not been released, was from a Utah-based unit and doing a stream survey. She didn’t check in with the ranger district before going to a remote area in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, forest spokeswoman Debbbie Kelly said Tuesday.