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SALEM, Ore – Three conservations groups filed a lawsuit today to halt state plans to kill two of the remaining four wolves in what used to be Oregon’s largest pack in eastern Oregon. The groups — Cascadia Wildlands, the Center for Biological Diversity and Oregon Wild — also asked Gov. John Kitzhaber to call off [...]
SALEM, Ore – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed the state wolf compensation bill Tuesday. It creates a $100,000 fund to pay ranchers who lose livestock to the legally protected predators. Aaron Kunz has reaction from those who could benefit from the newly established fund.
Innovative program will prioritize proactive efforts to reduce conflict SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Senate unanimously approved a bill today that will establish an innovative livestock compensation and wolf coexistence program in Oregon to help ranchers protect livestock, aid wildlife managers in conserving wolves, and reimburse ranchers for livestock losses to wolves.
SALEM, Ore – Today, June 22, Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) announced the historic passage of his Wolf Depredation Compensation Bill. House Bill 3560 passed the House of Representatives 60 to 0. This bill creates a new compensation program to address wolf depredation of livestock.
SALEM, Ore –Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner) today announced an agreement among the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Governor’s Office to establish a new compensation program to help ranchers and others protect livestock from wolf depredation. The agreement will enable the Legislature to approve House Bill 3560. HB 3560, sponsored by Rep. Smith, [...]
PORTLAND, Ore.— Only one day after US Wildlife Services confirmed a calf being killed by Wolves in Wallowa County, Oregon, conservation groups Hells Canyon Preservation Council, Cascades Wildlands, Center for Biological Differences, and Oregon Wild filed suit to stop the killing of two wolves from the Imnaha Pack.
The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today unanimously approved House Bill 3562 to allow Oregonians to take a gray wolf if the animal is threatening their lives or the lives of other people. Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) introduced the measure on behalf of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.
by Keely Hopkins for Wallowa Valley Online Yesterday afternoon before a packed room, the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources heard a series of bills that would address wolf management in Oregon.
According to a report in the Lewiston Tribune, Oct. 09, the federal government, Idaho, Montana and several hunting and livestock organizations have all appealed a ruling that landed wolves back on the federal list of endangered species. They are seeking to reverse federal Judge Donald Molloy’s August ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [...]
FROM OREGON LIVE – Four conservation groups took their campaign to protect endangered gray wolves in Oregon to federal court today, filing a lawsuit Thursday in Portland challenging government plans to kill two of the state’s resident wolves in the Wallowa Valley for preying on livestock. Click here to read the rest of the story [...]