From The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington:

Several wildlife advocate groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday to ensure that the U.S. Forest Service protects endangered gray wolves in the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington where livestock ranching activities have contributed to conflict.

The plaintiffs were the WildEarth Guardians, Western Watersheds Project and Kettle Range Conservation Group. They contend negligence on the part of the federal agency has resulted in the deaths of 26 wolves since 2012, including the total destruction of both the Profanity Peak Pack and the Old Profanity Territory Pack.

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