By Michele Smith
The Times 

Relocating and delisting wolves is under consideration

Breeding pairs are stockpiled in Eastern Washington recovery zone


DAYTON—Region 1 Director of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (DWFW) Steve Pozzanghera, came before the Board of County Commissioners last week to present a Periodic Status Review for gray wolves and to share information about the state’s Wolf Conservation Management Plan. He also discussed the process for delisting wolves from the state’s Endangered Species Act.

Pozzanghera said wolves are moving in from the Northern Rocky Mountain ecosystem, as well as from Canada, and across the state’s shared border with Oregon.

“We are not moving wolves,” Pozzanghera said. “This...

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