Wolf Advisory group meeting Tuesday, Wednesday

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/feb/07/wolf-advisory-group-meeting-tuesday-wednesday/#_=_

Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 4 p.m.

FILE - This April 18, 2008 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a grey wolf. A federal report says gray wolves killed a record number of livestock in Wyoming in 2016, and wildlife managers responded by killing a record number of wolves that were responsible. The report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that wolves killed 243 livestock, including one horse, in 2016 in Wyoming. As a result, wildlife managers last year killed 113 wolves that were confirmed to be attacking livestock. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gary Kramer, File) ORG XMIT: LA112 (Gary Kramer / AP)
FILE – This April 18, 2008 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a grey wolf. A federal report says gray wolves killed a record number of livestock in Wyoming in 2016, and wildlife managers responded by killing a record number of wolves that were responsible. The report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that wolves killed 243 livestock, including one horse, in 2016 in Wyoming. As a result, wildlife managers last year killed 113 wolves that were confirmed to be attacking livestock. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gary Kramer, File) ORG XMIT: LA112 (Gary Kramer / AP)

The Washington Wolf Advisory group will discuss what to do once wolves are delisted in the state during a meeting on Olympia, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The WAG, which is made up representatives from various interest groups across the state, will also discuss communication between the department and stakeholders: including data sharing, how and when the department makes decisions and staff response time to incidents.

The meeting will be held at the Meetinghouse at Priest Point, 3201 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia. There will also be an open-house style public comment period on Feb. 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the WAG work session.

For more information visit wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/wag/.

5 thoughts on “Wolf Advisory group meeting Tuesday, Wednesday

  1. ^^or delisted, sorry. The whole country can be going to hell in a handcart, and all anyone cares about is killing wolves. Not much has changed in a few hundred years.

  2. Everyone should have seen this coming when the talk about reintroducing wolves started. The hatred of wolves runs too deep. Yes, they are part of a well-functioning ecosystem and driver of the trophic cascade.

    But it did not seem fair to bring them back for more persecution and slaughter just for being wolves.

    The whole process is not fair (not that “fair” is ever considered when it comes to animals) to the cows that ranchers graze near wilderness areas and don’t protect.

    So we can see what WAG comes up with, but we can safely guess that human interests will be at the top of the list, as usual.

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