Environmentalists say Washington's wolf program is broken
September 6, 2020
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules governing the killing of wolves involved in conflicts with livestock, a move winning praise from conservation groups.
The Democrat on Friday reversed the commission's denial of a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity in May that called for reform of the state's wolf-management policies. He wrote in a letter to the commission that the potential for future conflicts between wolves and livestock, and the resulting killing of wolves, was unacceptably high.