Two wolves have been recorded in the same county as Rowena Wildlife Clinic!
Images of the two wolves in the northern portion of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains were captured on remote cameras of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in the Mt. Hood National Forest on January 4.
Read the ODFW press release about this sighting.
Some environmental organizations such as Defenders of Wildlife oppose the draft plan. Defenders says it will:
- Make it easier to hunt wolves by allowing hunters and trappers to kill so-called “problem wolves,” including for declines in deer and elk populations;
- Include a “vision statement” that gets a foot in the door for the future creation of a general hunting season;
- Lower the threshold for livestock depredations that would trigger lethal removal of wolves; and
- Fail to meaningfully address the impacts of poaching.
Also see this Oregon Public Broadcasting report on the effectiveness — or lack thereof — of wolf kills.
Learn more about Oregon’s endangered gray wolves at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website.