"Environmentalists Say Washington’s Wolf Program Is Broken"

"SPOKANE, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules governing the killing of wolves involved in conflicts with livestock, a move winning praise from conservation groups.

The Democrat on Friday reversed the commission’s denial of a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity in May that called for reform of the state’s wolf-management policies. He wrote in a letter to the commission that the potential for future conflicts between wolves and livestock, and the resulting killing of wolves, was unacceptably high.

“We must move more quickly and decisively to institute practices that will avoid the repeated loss of wolves and livestock in our state.,″ Inslee said."

Nicholas K. Geranios reports for the Associated Press September 7, 2020.

Source: AP, 09/08/2020