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Monday, October 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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After threats of violence, online wolf post-recovery meetings scheduled

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

A collared member of the Nc’icn wolf pack as seen on May 30 near the Colville reservation in northeast Washington. (Hank Seipp / COURTESY)
A collared member of the Nc’icn wolf pack as seen on May 30 near the Colville reservation in northeast Washington. (Hank Seipp / COURTESY)

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three online meetings to discuss how to manage wolves once they are fully recovered and delisted.

The online meetings take the place of previously planned in-person meetings that were canceled due to threats of violence. The department is planning for when wolves are no longer a state or federally endangered species by developing a post-recovery conservation and management plan. Public input is necessary for that process.

Department officials declined to give details on the threats that prompted the cancellation of the in-person meetings.

The online meetings will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. and Oct. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

To tune in, visit: wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/post-recovery-planning.

Comments can be submitted online at wdfw.commentinput.com/?id=C8rSQ, or mail a written comment to Lisa Wood, SEPA/NEPA Coordinator, WDFW Habitat Program, Protection Division at P.O. Box 43200 Olympia, 98504.

Comment closes Nov. 1.

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