October Greetings from the Pacific Wolf Coalition
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October Greetings from the Pacific Wolf Coalition:
With autumn’s arrival, we watch the landscapes’ colors and temperatures shift. During this seasonal shift, let's not forget to keep our attention and care on the wildlife with whom we share our landscapes. In large and small ways, all you do now and each day forward helps in many ways. To keep things in perspective, we look to the words of David Attenborough.
“It is that range of biodiversity that we must
care for - the whole thing – rather than just one or two stars.”
National Wolf Awareness Week: One Week, and All Year Long
Here in the Pacific West, gray wolves are returning to Washington, Oregon and California. How did they journey here and why? Last week we joined several conservation organizations to celebrate National Wolf Awareness Week. While it’s important to raise awareness of wolves’ return to the Pacific West every day of the year, this was an especially important week to connect with the public and reflect on the roles we play in our communities, the roles we play in wolves’ recovery, and to reflect on the roles wolves play in our ecological communities.
Every wolf pack has a story. Do you know their stories? An exciting aspect of celebrating National Wolf Awareness Week is the launch of the Pacific Wolf Family video. We are thrilled to announce this video and it has been the culmination of hard work, many hours, and incredible support from so many. We are immensely grateful to the many individuals, organizations and all member organizations of the Pacific Wolf Coalition for making this possible. Specifically, we’d like to express a special thanks to:
Lilia Letsch
Emma Munger
Joseph Vaile
Darren Campbell and Ecologic Films
Jayson Wynkoop
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Lindsay Raber
Chase Gunnell
Michael Paul Caruso
Heidi Ridgley
Catalina Tresky
Pamela Flick
Frances Oyung

Join us in our effort to raise awareness of this iconic, wild species and learn more about gray wolves in the Pacific West by watching the video and sharing what you’ve learned with others:
The Pacific Wolf Family Video 


[Photo: Ben Queenborough/Getty Images]
We Need Your Help!
On October 6th, 2016 the female collared wolf known as OR-28 was found illegally killed in the Fremont-Winema National Forest near Summer Lake, Oregon. Wolf OR-28 was a federally protected gray wolf in south-central Oregon, born to the Mt Emily Pack, and was also the breeding female of the recently dubbed Silver Lake wolves, a wolf pair that were known to have been raising at least one pup this year. Her partner, OR-3, is from the Imnaha Pack
It is a violation of the Endangered Species Act to kill a gray wolf, which is listed as endangered in the western two-thirds of Oregon. The incident is being investigated by the Oregon State Police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity have both offered rewards for information leading to the arrest of the poacher(s).
There is a $20,000 reward offered to anyone with information regarding this illegal poaching incident. We are asking for your help and anyone with information about this case should call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (503) 682-6131, or Oregon State Police Tip Line at (800) 452-7888. Callers may remain anonymous.

Other News and Updates:
  In Washington:  In Oregon: Upcoming Events:
  • October 31st : Howl-O-Ween
    We encourage all our wildlife-loving friends to give a loud howl on Howl-O-Ween in recognition of gray wolves - this wild species - and in celebration of all the work of so many conservation groups in support of their efforts to protect wolves in the Pacific West. As a fun Howl-O-Ween activity, here are some pumpkin carving ideas and stencil patterns from our friends at Mexican Gray Wolves.  
  • November 1st: Film Screening of “OR-7 Expedition”
    Where: Eugene, OR (Bijou Art Cinemas - hosted by Oregon Wild)
    For more info., click here
  • November 10th: Film Screening of “OR-7 Expedition” 
    Where: Bend, OR (hosted by Oregon Sierra Club and Oregon Wild)
    For more info., click here 

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught.”
- Baba Dioum
Wolf recovery in the Pacific West is not complete and we will continue to need your involvement, so thank you for your commitment and dedication to this cause. Your support, in many ways, does not go unnoticed. Continue sharing what you know with others to raise awareness of wolves' return to the Pacific West. 

Stay tuned for more news updates and don't hesitate to get involved and learn how to be an ambassador for wolves by visiting our Action Toolkit online. Be sure to visit us on Facebook (Pacific Wolves) and via our website: 

For the wolves,
Coordinator, Pacific Wolf Coalition
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