Wolf supporters dominate Seattle, WA meeting

Most favored alternative 3 in the state’s wolf plan-

While there seems to be no newspaper story on-line, I have heard from someone who attended the Seattle meeting on the Washington wolf plan. Wolf supporters dominated the meeting. Most of them favored alternative three, which is generally thought to be the alternative most favorable to the wolf, but is not proposed alternative.

Once again, acrobat pdf link to the plan.



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  1. gline Avatar

    No surprizes here…Not only is it the big city, but people are actually much more liberal. they need to move to smaller, rural ID towns!

  2. gline Avatar

    *big city meaning wolves obviously couldnt live there, around Seattle perhaps…

  3. Vielfrass Avatar


    What you say is true. The dynamic between the head of the WA cattlemen’s assoc and everyone else was interesting to see. Only one person spoke against a wolf plan (cattlemen’s). His argument did not have much merit other than to maintain power. Everyone else from hunters to hikers were in favor, especially of a coastal population in Olympic park. Another common theme was that not enough breeding pairs are allowed, esp compared to Midwestern wolves.

  4. ProWolf in WY Avatar
    ProWolf in WY

    Nice to hear about some support.

  5. JB Avatar

    “Only one person spoke against a wolf plan…”

    After attending some of these types of meetings in Utah, I find it hard to even imagine this scenario. Meetings in Utah always seemed to be dominated by ranchers and paranoid hunters, thanks to Don Peay and the so-called “Sportsmen” for Fish & Wildlife.

  6. ProWolf in WY Avatar
    ProWolf in WY

    That Utah group is almost as entertaining to listen to as Ron Gillette or Rex Rammel.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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