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Wolves of Idaho - Redfish Lake/Fishhook Creek
2002

 

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Wolves of Idaho - Redfish Lake/Fishhook Creek

*Slide 1: Redfish Lake in May
*Slide 2
: Crossing Fish Hook Creek
*Slide 3
: Old Trap on Fish Hook Creek
*Slide 4
: Looking for Wolf Tracks
*Slide 5
: Telemetry Display
*Slide 6
: Carter Niemeyer, USFWS
*Slide 7
: Scanning for Wolves
*Slide 8
: Wolf Walkers

Idaho's two top wolf experts, Curt Mack, Nez Perce Tribe and Carter Niemeyer, USFWS, led a field trip of 35 people during the Redfish Lake Wild Idaho! conference in May.

It's always informative to discuss with Curt and Carter the turbulent issue of Idaho wolf reintroduction (they've agreed to a May 2003 outing).

This year in April, the entire Whitehawk Pack was destroyed to conflicts with cattle calving in the East Fork Salmon River valley. We talked about solutions. One would be to buy out willing sellers in the livestock industry. Writer George Wuerthner described to us a national grazing campaign to do just that. Attorney Bill Eddy, Boise, provided details on Western Watersheds Project/ ICL lawsuit against the SNRA for failing to consider wolves as wildlife.

Update July 2002: Judge Winmill agreed with the plaintiffs. The SNRA must give preference to wolves needs, over livestock on SNRA public lands. Although not a plaintiff, we were pleased to be able to contribute in several ways to this key issue.

Update 2003: Judge Winmill has added PRIVATE LANDS to his ruling.

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