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Category: wolves

Is this a gray wolf?

If this is a gray wolf, it would be the first one seen in the vicinity of the Grand Canyon since the 1940s. And it would have to have wandered […]

In defense of wolves

  Longtime visitors know I’ve written a lot about wolves in the western U.S., their reintroduction, the removal of their endangered status, and their slaughter by western hunters and ranchers. […]


It’s fladry vs wolves in Oregon

Until today, fladry was not a part of my vocabulary, but it certainly is now. Fladry, it seems, is one of the nonlethal methods Oregon ranchers are employing to keep […]

Colorado wolf count back to zero

In February 2009 I wrote excitedly that one of Yellowstone’s wolves had, according to her tracking collar, made her way through five states and finally into Colorado. I began dreaming […]


NatGeo revisits Yellowstone wolves

Those interested in gray wolves in the western U.S. will enjoy a new program on National Geographic’s Wild channel. The Expedition Wild episode “Inside the Wolf Pack” offers a look […]

Western wolves mean water

Restoring wolves to Yellowstone National Park has brought an unexpected benefit — wetlands. When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone in 1995, naturalists hoped to get more wolves. And they did. […]

Great news for wolves

I just received an email from Defenders of Wildlife, although I am not a member. It states, in part: As a result of a lawsuit brought in federal court by […]

Collar? I dint see no stinkin’ collar

I found this post lurking among my drafts. It was originally written April 24. I don’t know why I didn’t publish it then: The Anchorage Daily News reported last month that […]

Discovery dances with the devil

Discovery Communications, parent company of the Discovery Channel and TLC, has announced a new program, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” Yes, that Sarah Palin. What a huge disappointment. I love this company’s […]

Wolf paranoia escalates in Idaho

What is it with Idaho and wolves, anyway? Their wildlife officials shoot them from the air. Their corporations sponsor hunting derbies to see who can kill the most. And now […]

Killing them because they’re there

It’s not enough that Idaho and Montana seem hellbent on killing all the wolves within their borders before a lawsuit (now in progress) can get them back on the endangered […]