A group of stakeholders that advises the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department on gray wolf management issues is scheduled to meet Sunday and Monday in Spokane. The sessions are open to the public.
Washington's Wolf Advisory Group will open its meeting at noon on Sunday at Oxford Suites Hotel in Spokane Valley with an update on wolf population status and issues throughout the state.
A presentation on peace building among people polarized by wolf issues is set for 1 p.m.
The meeting will shift to the Center Place Regional Event Center for a 5:30 presentation called "The Hunter's Voice," by Canadian wildlife biologist Shane Mahoney, a Canadian wildlife biologist and conservation speaker known for combining science, history and philosophy in his presentations.
On Monday, the meeting will start at 7:30 a.m. back at Oxford Suites with another presentation on Hunter's Voice by Rob McCoy and Kaitlyn Burnworth.
A session on range riding to prevent wolf attacks on livestock, featuring lessons learned from Idaho and Montana, will start at 9:30.
Pilot plans for sheep producers in wolf country will start at 10:30 a.m.
Public comment is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. before the meeting concludes at 3.