Friday, July 31, 2015

ODFW Wolf Program Updates, July 2015

July 31, 2015

Commission consideration of wolf delisting moved to October, November meetings
The informational briefing and rulemaking for removing gray wolves from the state Endangered Species list have been delayed until the Oct. 9 meeting in Florence and a November meeting tobe held in Salem. These items were originally scheduled for September and October but after consultation with the Chair of the Commission, the decision was made to move the process back due to already full meeting agendas. Commissioners want to provide adequate time for public testimony and discussion during the meetings.

The date for the November meeting will be announced soon on the Commission webpage. Public testimony will be taken at the meetings but can also be emailed to odfw.comments@state.or.us Please make sure to include “Comments on Wolf Delisting Proposal” in the subject line of emails.

July 7, 2015 

A remote camera captured a series of images of Rogue Pack wolf yearlings (born spring 2014) playing in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest on June 24, 2015. While new pups have not yet been seen, wildlife biologists found pup scat in the area, which confirms the Rogue pack has new pups this year. See the sequence on the USFWS webpage or ODFW’s Oregon Wildlife Viewing Facebook page. Images courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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