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Washington wolf plan hearing Aug. 29 in Ellensburg

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Planning that started in 2007 for dealing with the movement of gray wolves into Washington is inching closer to a conclusion.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has scheduled a special meeting to will hold a special meeting to continue its review of the the state's Final Environmental Impact Statement/Recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, and the public is invited to comment.

According to the agenda released yesterday, the wolf briefing by Fish and Wildlife Department staffers will begin at 9 a.m., Aug. 29, at the Quality Inn & Conference Center, 1700 Canyon Rd. in  Ellensburg on Monday, August 29, followed by a public input opportunity.

The public comment opportunity will come at the end of the afternoon portion of the meeting, which begins at 1 p.m.

The Commission plans to hold additional special meetings on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 in Olympia to continue discussing the FEIS/Plan and hear public comment.

Commission meeting agendas, background materials and additional information will be available for viewing on the Commission’s web page.

Click here to see the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website dedicated to the plan for dealing with wolves in Washington.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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