As Washington’s Wolf Population Continues to Grow, Some Wonder When Will They Spread Out

From The Daily Chronicle in Washington state:

Washington’s annual wolf report, released Monday, was a mixed bag, according to regional conservation groups.

The good news? Wolf populations continue to grow in Washington. The bad? Most wolves remain concentrated in northeast Washington, a geographic reality that, per the state’s rules, stymies the recovery process.

“I think we’re anxious to see more growth in the North Cascades and even getting our first wolf pack south of 1-90,” said Paula Sweeden, Conservation Northwest’s policy director. “That’s an important indicator for getting toward recovery.”

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