Proposed budget cuts to critical programs could have devastating impacts for Puget Sound and could spell extinction for Southern Resident orcas.
Posts By: Shawn Cantrell
Our team has been working for years to help livestock producers avoid conflicts with wolves, specifically because of the lethal results that these conflicts often end up having for wolves. In many cases, using nonlethal tools is enough to keep wolves away from livestock and out of trouble. This time, it wasn’t.
Our public lands – refuges, forests, parks and more – provide us with so much. They serve as strongholds for wildlife, help protect sources of clean drinking water, and provide all kinds of opportunities for having fun in the great outdoors.
The wolf killed on Washington’s Interstate-90 is the first confirmed wolf to cross over the Cascade Crest since they were wiped out – proof that wolves are dispersing into western Washington, a truly exciting development in the wolf recovery story.
Defenders of Wildlife work in the Northwest creates opportunities to promote wildlife protection and sustainable management of public lands.