Wolves in Washington
February 11 – Wolves in Washington
Julia Smith, Wolf Coordinator, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Since 2008, Washington’s wolf population has grown by an average of 28 percent per year and has continued to increase for a tenth consecutive year with the highest count to date. The natural return of wolves to Washington is a conservation success story and Washington’s wolf population is on a path to recovery. In this presentation, WDFW Wolf Coordinator Julia Smith will provide the history and background about wolves in Washington, discuss wolf biology and natural history, give information about WDFW’s conservation and management of wolves, delve into resources for coexisting with wolves, and hold a Q&A session.