17 Aug '11, 12am

Wolf Recovery in the Pacific Northwest

Sarah Skoglund c rossing the Hoh River, Olympic National Park, Washington. While the Wolf Wars in the Northern Rockies garnered all sorts of attention over the past few years, a curious development was taking place just west of here: wolves were recolonizing parts of Oregon and Washington for the first time in many decades. Initially, the first wolves to show up in Oregon and Washington were wolves that had dispersed west from Idaho. This was a wonderful discovery, as it demonstrated how Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies allowed the wolf population to grow and reclaim historic habitat. But this initial recovery of wolves in Oregon and Washington was still limited to the Northern Rockies. Washington and Oregon are big states, and the eastern third of each state is technically part of the Northern Rockies Distinct Population Segment of gra...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mskoglund/wolf_recovery...

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