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Gray Wolf.... NW Report
« on: March 09, 2014, 03:15:02 PM »
Loggers working around Mt. Hood have been reporting for the past 2 years they have seen wolves on the east side of Mt. Hood.  It has finally been confirmed by an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist.  Most of oregon's wolves live in the state’s northeast corner, in Baker, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties. But OR-7, the first wolf to return to California in decades, continues to dwell in southwestern Oregon.  OR-7 left California and returned to Oregon in March 2013, spending most of the year within a 155-square-mile area in western Klamath County and eastern Jackson County. ODFW’s report says all evidence shows that OR-7 remains alone.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has moved to remove wolves from the federal endangered species list. It says population numbers have bounced back to sustainable levels, with an estimated 5,360 wolves now in the contiguous states. Most live in the northern Rocky Mountains and western Great Lakes.  But, wolves throughout Oregon are still protected by the state Endangered Species Act (ESA).  According to the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management 2013 Annual Report Gray Wolf numbers in Oregon are currently at 64, but the actual number of wolves in Oregon is believed to be higher; those are only confirmed numbers.

NEWS RELEASE:  State's wolf population kept expanding last year, according to WDFW survey. . . .  MOSES LAKE - Gray wolves established four new packs and expanded their territory in the state over the past year, state wildlife managers told the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at a public meeting here today.  That assessment was based on an annual survey by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) that confirmed the presence of 13 wolf packs, five successful breeding pairs and at least 52 individual wolves in 2013.  Donny Martorello, WDFW carnivore specialist, said the latest findings point to continued growth in the state's wolf population under state and federal recovery plans.

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