Environmental groups have withdrawn from talks about a new wolf management plan in Oregon, saying their concerns are not being heard. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has more on the story.
Biologists for the Oregon department of Fish and Wildlife released their annual wolf report today, just days after staffers for the agency killed two wolves in Eastern Oregon after confirmed depredations on livestock in Baker County.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel joins us with details from today’s meeting.
The biologist says so far that the depredations in 2018 have only come from the Pine Creek pack and it doesn’t necessarily indicate a larger trend across the state.The commission had originally planned on voting on a new revised wolf plan in January, but after hearing from multiple sides of the debate, Commissioners decided to delay that vote.
Commissioners now believe that August is the earlies they will have a revised plan in place.
An Oregon rancher in Baker County has been given approval by ODFW officials to use lethal force on two wolves from a new pack called the “Pine Creek Pack” in Northeastern Oregon after multiple depredations took place to the ranchers’ cattle on private property.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the details.
Officials at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were scheduled to update the state’s wolf management plan back in January, but the vote was delayed during a meeting of the ODFW commission last December.