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Vanity plates help fund Washington wolf management

Washington drivers who pay extra for personalized license plates on their vehicles play a big role in managing wolves.

The 2013 Legislature earmarked $10 from the purchase or renewal of each personalized plate for wolf monitoring and preventing conflicts between wolves and livestock.

The “vanity” license plates allowing people to use their own identifying characters – such as “I SKI XC” – instead of random characters were authorized for an extra fee by the Washington Legislature in 1973.

The additional $10 for each plate from tax-shy lawmakers was recognition of the passions wolf recovery spark on both sides of the state…

Read this entire article on billingsgazette.com: Vanity plates help fund Washington wolf management

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