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Editorial: As the gray wolf recovers, who are its friends?

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-as-the-gray-wolf-recovers-who-are-its-friends” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-as-the-gray-wolf-recovers-who-are-its-friends” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”15″] Daniel Jack Chasan wrote an editorial which appeared on crosscut.com about wolves returning to Washington state.

Gray wolves are back, gliding through the forests of eastern Washington and the Cascades. The Lookout pack is producing pups in the Methow Valley, near Twisp. Seven wolves, an alpha male and female, a yearling and last year’s four pups, have been traveling through 350 square miles, eating black-tailed and mule deer primarily, but also munching the occasional muskrat or beaver. Last year, on the banks of the Twisp River, they were seen eating salmon.

The Diamond pack is roaming the northeastern corner of the state, where grizzly bears and mountain caribou also wander down into the Salmo-Priest wilderness. There seem to be wolves in the southeastern corner, across the border from the two packs that have been identified in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountain and Hell’s Canyon area. Other wolves have been sighted in Mount Rainier National Park, although no one knows whether or not they’re hybrids…

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