State wolf management plan moves closer to completion

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has moved a step closer to finalizing the first new management plan for gray wolves in Oregon in seven years.

On Thursday, the seven ODFW commissioners met in Salem to discuss details of a draft of the department’s gray wolf management plan. The four-hour meeting focused on developing a plan that strikes a balance between allowing the state’s still-vulnerable population of gray wolves to continue to grow and providing a way for Eastern Oregon’s ranchers to protect their cattle.

“We’re in a monitoring and learning stage here in many ways,” said Commissioner Laura Anderson during the meeting.<<<Read More>>>