December 12, 2017

Of Course It Was Presence of Garbage Cans That Caused “Coyote” To Attack 3-Year-Old Girl in Washington

“On Thursday, father Douglas Lucas says his three-year-old daughter was attacked by a coyote who came up to the front porch of their home and pounced on the child.”

“The city of Snoqualmie suggests that people keep trash cans inside their garage until garbage pick-up day. They say the smell of food is the main thing that lures animals to homes.”<<<Read More>>>

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Elk Habitat Conserved in Washington’s Lewis River Watershed

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—Nearly 4,500 acres of prime wildlife habitat in southwestern Washington are permanently protected and opened to public access thanks to ongoing collaborative efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and PacifiCorp, an electric utility company.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “This forestland is crucial habitat for Roosevelt elk. It’s now forever protected and conserved in a region where designation of the Mount St. Helens National Monument restricts management options.”

“Conserving and managing this habitat on the southwest slopes of Mount St. Helens, where elk are threatened by forage loss from forest succession and habitat loss to development is a just part of PacifiCorp’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Todd Olson, the company’s compliance director. “We highly value the partnership with the RMEF and the other parties that makes this possible.”

The just-completed 1,880-acre acquisition is the third phase of a project that previously protected an additional 2,590 acres of habitat in the upper Lewis River basin north of Swift Reservoir.

The combined 4,470-acre property was originally in a checkerboard ownership pattern. It is now blocked up and provides connectivity with state and federal lands to the north and is part of a 15,000-acre landscape managed as wildlife habitat by PacifiCorp. This management is conducted with input from RMEF, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and resource agencies.

“Federal forests near Mount St. Helens are overgrown and contributed to the decline of what was once one of Washington’s most productive elk herds. This project greatly improves forest management which is a huge benefit for elk and other wildlife,” added Henning.

The landscape provides vital elk migratory corridors and is home to blacktail deer, black bear, mountain lions and a wide array of bird and other animal life.

With few exceptions to provide public safety, PacifiCorp wildlife lands are open to non-motorized public access including hunting and other recreation.

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INSANITY: Far Beyond Being Responsible for Animal Welfare

“The panelists praise wolves for their adaptability: Their plump paws are perfect snowshoes in winter, and their lean, aerodynamic bodies help them run as fast as 40 mph and cover hundreds of miles across a variety of terrain. Suzanne Stone, a biologist with Defenders of Wildlife, points to the audience and asks, “Can I use you as guinea pigs?” She arranges volunteers into a pack structure. A zoo staff member in a khaki shirt holds his hand up high, like the pack’s strong alpha male holds his tail, while a woman with dyed purple hair hunches and folds her arms inward—a vulnerable pup. A woman in a brown cardigan takes the role of a beta female, which Stone likens to “middle management,” helping baby-sit pups while other adults seek food. As the pups grow, they branch out, going through a lone wolf period before eventually forming new packs.”<<<Read More>>>

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State hires conflict specialist to deal with wolf issues

*Editor’s Note* – Anytime any organization, private or governmental, presents any kind of conflict resolution program or invites the general public to participate in government programs, it’s a farce – designed only to deceive, to lie to people, making them believe they are “participating” in the process. It’s a rigged system.

In this case, it isn’t really about dealing with “conflicts” between people and wolves. It’s about dealing with humans in order that they do as they are told and worship the wolf, at the expense of human existence. Above all else, to brainwash the masses to believe that those who don’t worship the wolf is bad.

But don’t go look!

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife hired Francine Madden, who is executive director of the Human Wildlife Conflict Collaboration in Houston. The nonprofit works to resolve conflicts that arise when protecting animals leads to problems in local communities.

Source: State hires conflict specialist to deal with wolf issues | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO

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Hey, Watch Me Pull a Wolf Pack Out of My…..Hat

The Loup Loup gray wolf pack, confirmed last November, is one of four new packs identified in Washington last year as part of an annual survey of wolves throughout the state.

Named for its territory around the Loup Loup Pass, the pack is believed to have at least six members including a breeding male and female.

Source: Statewide survey finds four new wolf packs, more breeding pairs | Methow Valley News

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Crucial Wildlife, Riparian Habitat Conserved in Washington

Press Release from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation successfully collaborated with Merrill Lake Properties LLC and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to permanently protect and open access to 297 acres of riparian habitat in southwest Washington.

The property sits at the foot of Mount St. Helens and includes Merrill Lake’s northern shoreline. RMEF and partners placed the acreage in the public’s hands with WDFW carrying out its management.

“We are grateful to a landowner that understands and appreciates the conservation value of this area,” said Blake Henning, RMEF vice president of Lands and Conservation. “Merrill Lake Properties LLC could have easily offered up these waterfront properties to the highest bidder on the open market which could have led to development, a lack of access and adverse impacts on the fishery and wildlife.”

Merrill Lake formed when prehistoric lava flows from Mount St. Helens blocked nearby streams. The property provides winter range and year-round habitat for elk, black-tailed deer, black bears, cougars, salmon and steelhead. It also features both old growth tree stands, which survived previous volcanic blasts, as well as early seral forest growth.

“This Merrill Lake acquisition is the start of a purchase plan that provides a major benefit for public access and for protecting habitat for several animal species, including winter range for elk. It would not have been possible without our strong partnership with the RMEF. We plan to keep working together to secure the money to purchase the remainder of the property” said Guy Norman, WDFW Region 5 director.

Funding for the first phase of this project came from a nearly $2 million grant from the Washington Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. Work continues to acquire funding to complete the purchase of the remaining 1,150 acres of the property.

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Landowner scares off wolves that had surrounded dog – Washington

Members of the Dirty Shirt wolf pack confronted a female Great Pyrenees at a home northeast of Chewlah, Wash., in Stevens County on Jan. 25.

The resident, who was not identified by the department, reported to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office that at least five wolves surrounded his female Great Pyrenees in a field outside his home on Burnt Valley Road shortly after dark, according to wolf policy lead Donny Martorello.

The resident and his wife became alarmed when the wolves approached the dog, according to the update. The wolves surrounded the Great Pyrenees and “there was posturing and jumping,” Martorello stated.

Source: Landowner scares off wolves that had surrounded dog – Washington – Capital Press

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Court rejects plan to kill more wolves in Washington

*Editor’s Comment* – As was related to me yesterday, the Courts will never find sufficient analysis when dealing with wolves. And, it’s a real gut-buster to read some animal pervert, anti-human representative of radical Environmentalism claim the high ground of “Best Available Science” while disparaging other’s “antiquated” science, “anti-wolf rhetoric” and “myth.”

A federal judge has rejected plans by a federal agency to assist in the killing of problem wolves in Washington state, the Associated Press reports.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan on Dec. 17 ruled that the Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services should have prepared a more in-depth environmental analysis of the proposed killing of wolves.The ruling favored conservation groups that sued the agency.

Source: Court rejects plan to kill more wolves in Washington | The Spokesman-Review

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Wildlife regulators review livestock losses caused by wolves

This new panel recommends compensation for indirect wolf-related losses, like reduced weight gain and low pregnancy rates.

Source: Wildlife regulators review livestock losses caused by wolves | KAFE 104.1

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WDFW hires wolf consultant – ABSOLUTE INSANITY!! 

Conflict-resolution consultant Francine Madden will start her new two-year, $850,010 contract with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife by leading a closed-door session Thursday of the state’s wolf advisory group.

Source: WDFW hires wolf consultant, who closes another meeting – Washington – Capital Press

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