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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Monday, August 3, 2015

While only 77 individuals strong in Oregon, Wolves continue to disperse from their natal birth locales and are pushing to create new territories...............Has one of these "prospectors" now shown up in Northern California, much like the Wolf known as OR7 did two years ago ?...(see 2nd blog post below for more on this development)

Wolves disperse, establish new territory

East Oregonian
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is reporting two new areas of known wolf activity, including one in Union County.

A pair of wolves from northeast Oregon packs have dispersed and established new territory in Klamath and Union counties.
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has posted two new areas of known wolf activity after OR-25, of the Imnaha pack, traversed the state to just north of Klamath Falls, and OR-30, of the Mount Emily pack, crossed Interstate 84 between Starkey and Ukiah.

Both wolves have been in their new homes since May. OR-30’s territory includes a mix of national forest land between I-84 and Highway 395, split down the middle by Highway 244.
Once ODFW establishes an area of known wolf activity, the department works with local landowners to determine appropriate non-lethal deterrents, such as fladry fencing and range riders.
Wolves remain listed as endangered by the state in Eastern Oregon, though that could change before the end of the year. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider whether to delist wolves during an informational briefing Oct. 9 in Florence, and a November meeting to be held in Salem. The date of the November meeting has not yet been set.
Public testimony will be taken at the meetings, but can also be emailed Please make sure to include “Comments on Wolf Delisting Proposal” in the subject line of emails.

Oregon has 77 known wolves and nine packs statewide, though the animals are federally listed as endangered west of highways 395, 78 and 95.

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