The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Commission is holding a hearing today to discuss the state’s wolf management plan, including an update on the decision to kill six Wedge Pack wolves in Northeast Washington last month.
The state said the move was necessary because the wolves have attacked or killed at least 17 cows or calves from the Diamond M Ranch in Stevens County. The ranch includes a remote grazing area about seven miles from the Canadian border.
TVW is live webcasting the meeting. You can watch the staff update starting at 1 p.m., and public comments beginning at 3:15 p.m. with these links. We’ll also have coverage here on the blog.
If you want to attend the meeting in person, it’ll be held at the Columbia Room inside the Capitol Building in Olympia — officials changed the location of the meeting this week to a bigger room because of high interest. The agenda is available here.