Autumn Greetings from the Pacific Wolf Coalition
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Happy Autumnal Equinox!
As we embrace this new season - the season that greets us with crisp and cool mornings and the season whose sunsets and golden light disappears much earlier, day by day – it is a reminder of all we’ve learned in the past months. I find this quote also very fitting as we approach a new season:
“We are made wise not by the recollection
of our past, but by the responsibility of our future.”
- George Bernard Shaw
We do have a responsibility to our future and we have a responsibility to each other. We need your help, especially in the coming months, to join us in our efforts to raise awareness of wolves’ return to the Pacific West and what this means for our ecosystems and communities. Together, we can be the voice for wolves and together we can embrace the responsibility we have for their future as well. There are challenges, now, and in the future, and we are grateful for your involvement and support as we continue to collaborate and celebrate the unique and diverse approaches and perspectives within our coalition.

With September coming to a close and October just around the corner, we will be celebrating Wolf Awareness Week during the third week of October. Join the Pacific Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife and many others this next month as we remind ourselves of the importance of our work, why we do what we do, and the positive role we all play to ensure wolves’ long term recovery in the Pacific West states of Washington, Oregon and California.
Here’s some food for thought, some good news in the world of wolf recovery, to help us get started:
Americans love animals more than they used to – even ‘scary’ ones

[Artist: Phil Lewis]

The Name Says It All! 
This month, we'd like to highlight the work of Oregon Wild, a member organization of the Pacific Wolf Coalition. Oregon Wild is all about protecting Oregon’s wildlife and the wild places they – and we – need to thrive. Since wolves began returning to their rightful place on the landscape, Oregon Wild has been leading the charge.
Oregon Wild started in 1974 when a group of activists from student and hikers to hunters and loggers realized the importance of protecting Oregon’s disappearing old growth forests. Since then – and so far -  the organization has played a key role in protecting nearly 4 million acres of Wilderness and roadless forests and 1,800 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.
Those permanent protections and tireless forest defense that ranges from collaboration when possible to litigation when necessary has ensured habitat for wolves, their prey, and other wildlife with whom they share the landscape.
Creating an informal network of wolf advocates in the early 2000’s, Oregon Wild has been with the Pacific Wolf Coalition since before the beginning and has had a permanent presence on the Steering Committee.
Oregon Wild is active on many fronts – speaking for wolves in the capital, fighting for wildlife in court, working with citizens and stakeholders, supporting the Coalition, watchdogging government agencies, and out in the field - all in an effort to ensure wolf recovery stays on track. 

To stay up to date and learn more about Oregon’s wolves, you can join the Oregon Wild Wolf Pack, follow Oregon’s Wolves on Facebook, or join one of two annual trips to wolf country – the Oregon Wild Wolf Rendezvous.

[Written By: Rob Klavins, Northeast Oregon Field Coordinator, Oregon Wild]
Updates and Announcements:
In Oregon:
  • October 7th:  The Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan (Plan) review process is underway. There is an upcoming Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission public meeting on Friday, October 7th in La Grande, Oregon beginning at 8:00am. If you’re unable to attend this meeting in-person, we encourage you to provide your written comments to the ODFW Commission. We would also encourage you to include these points in your written comments: The Plan should focus on and prioritize wolf conservation in Oregon and the Plan should also focus on enforceable measures to prevent wolf and livestock conflict.

    Click here for more information regarding this upcoming meeting and send your comments or questions to:
  • October 21st: Embracing the Return of the Wolf: an American case study and discussion of the future for Oregon’s wolves

    Location and Event Time: Medford Public Library (Large Room, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, OR) from 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Join KS Wild, another member organization of the Pacific Wolf Coalition, for this public event. Come celebrate and explore the return of wolves to Oregon. Join for an evening discussion featuring distinguished wolf biologist Richard P. Thiel, as he brings his experience with wolf recovery in the Midwest to inform currently growing wolf populations in the Pacific Northwest. Along with regional wildlife organizations, and local wolf advocates Beckie Elgin and Lilia Letsch, we'll learn about the individual wolf packs that are recolonizing and sharing Oregon’s backyard forest home.

    Click here for more information about this event. For more information, visit: 
In Washington:
Continued coverage regarding the state’s determination to lethally remove wolves from the Profanity Peak wolf pack:
Stay tuned for more developments and more news updates regarding wolves in the Pacific West. Don't hesitate to get involved and learn how to be an ambassador for wolves by visiting our Action Toolkit online.

We continue to be grateful for your interest in wolf recovery and your commitment and dedication to this cause. Be sure to visit us on Facebook and via our website: 

For the wolves,
Coordinator, Pacific Wolf Coalition
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