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Wolverines designated a threatened species by Fish and Wildlife Service

High in the mountains above the Methow Valley lives a small population of rare wolverines, one of the most elusive mammals in North America. The North Cascades are one of the few... — Updated 1/14/2024


Grizzly restoration plan elicits strong opinions

The idea of restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades brings up strong emotions, which were evident among speakers at a packed house in the Winthrop Barn on Friday night (Nov.... — Updated 11/16/2023


WDFW proposes 'downlisting' state's gray wolf protections

Gray wolves in Washington, now listed as an endangered species under state law, would be reclassified as a sensitive species based on a recommendation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The public is invited... — Updated 5/26/2023


A 'desperate' year for bears in search of sustenance

Hungry bears have been unusually persistent and destructive in seeking food near homes in the Methow Valley this year, in some cases repeatedly breaking through electric fences to... — Updated 9/29/2022


Fish and Wildlife Commission rejects proposed wolf rule

Washington's wildlife commissioners have chosen not to enact a new rule that was developed with the goal of reducing the number of wolves killed under state orders due to conflicts... — Updated 8/4/2022


State's gray wolf population increased in 2021

The gray wolf population in Washington topped 200 animals last year, with 33 packs in the central and eastern parts of the state at the end of 2021. The Washington Department of... — Updated 4/21/2022


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