Saturday, January 7, 2012

California Fish & Game Unveil New Site for Journey the Wolf

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Allen Daniels

A wolf believed to be OR7, a lone, 2-year-old male named "Journey" by Oregon students, was photographed by a remote trail camera in Oregon on Nov. 14. The animal now is in California.
a unveils web site devoted to wild gray wolves
Published: Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
Marking a milestone of sorts in the history of wild gray wolves in California, the state Department of Fish and Game today unveiled a section of its web site devoted to the species.

The site is intended to provide basic details about OR7, the wolf that migrated into California from Oregon on Dec. 28. It offers information about California's first confirmed wild wolf in nearly 90 years, a frequently-asked-questions page on the behavior and management of wolves, and links to Oregon wolf photos and a wolf-versus-coyote identification guide prepared by the state of Montana.

Though the information is limited at this stage, Fish and Game spokeswoman Jordan Traverso said there would be "more to come" as the department's management efforts unfold.

The 2-year-old male wolf was dubbed "Journey" by voters in a contest sponsored by the conservation group Oregon Wild. As of Thursday, the wolf had reached eastern Shasta County as it continued moving further south into California.