4 more dead wolves in Wyoming

Four wolves killed for livestock depredation. By Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online! This was in Wyoming’s new all wolves are vermin zone.

So I think we are at 9 dead wolves in Wyoming’s kill at will zone. Scaling to population this is equivalent to about 38 dead wolves in Idaho (where there are more wolves).

Update 4-9-08: Wyoming Wolf kills reach at least 10. By Chris Merrill. Casper Star Tribune. It’s really more like 12.

Will forthcoming Alberta grizzly plan stop the bears’ nosedive?

Biologists push for action on grizzly plan. Bear population continues in decline despite 2002 warning in report.
Darcy Henton, The Edmonton Journal.

Perhaps only 500 grizzlies are left in this vast province, fewer than the Bob Marshall/Glacier National Park grizzly recovery area* just to the south of Alberta.

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*Officially named the Northern Continental Divide recovery area.

Season total: 605 inches (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)

Season total: 605 inches. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

Although this is a local story relevant to the Tetons of Wyoming, this winter has been the hardest, especially in terms of precipation, for a long time in most of the Northern Rockies.

This has taken its toll on wintering ungulates in places, but if the wet weather trend continues, it will greatly benefit them after years of drought.

Wolf’s death stirs fears for species’ fate. Utahns mourn loss of 253M; advocates heat up criticism of delisting

Wolf’s death stirs fears for species’ fate. Utahns mourn loss of 253M; advocates heat up criticism of delisting. By Patty Henetz. The Salt Lake Tribune.

This is Patty Henetz’s second artice on 253.

I see she contacted a number of folks who post here.