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Published on October 22, 2017

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Slide1: Introduction of Gray Wolves into South Western Washington State October 22, 2017 Professor Kelly Reiss EVSP 501 Environmental Management Presented by Melvin Runyan Slide2: Gray Wolf Management Plan STAKEHOLDER GROUPS VISION STATEMENT GOALS REFERENCES Slide3: Stakeholder Groups Washington State Fish and Wildlife Maintains wolf packs Deals with wolf-livestock conflicts US Fish and Wildlife Protects listed species on the ESA Keeps species from going extinct Handles capture and relocation Slide4: Ranchers/Farmers Behavior shifts in livestock Disease transmission to dogs Livestock loss Washington State Responsible for claims, as of 2016 $85,685.64 has been paid for 8 claims Receives economical benefits from ecotourism Receives benefits from flourishing wildlife because of reintroduction Slide5: National Park Service Consults U.S. Fish and Wildlife on reintroduction of wolves Manages wolves on national parks Creates site plans and conducts archeological and sensitive plant surveys for the release sites Department of Interior Oversees other federal agencies Responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources Slide6: Washington State Parks Manages wolf populations in state parks Manages elk and deer herds Develops wolf conservation management plans for state parks Monitors Wildlife Receives revenue from tourism Provides education Protecting vulnerable species Enforcing fish and wildlife regulations Protecting and restoring fish and wildlife habitat Slide7: Hunters Hunting is traditional way of life Wolves are considered rare trophy's for hunters Hunters would like to see wolves delisted from the Endangered Species Act Hunters arguments for delisting include: Improving hunting conditions Decline in elk and deer herds from wolf predation Wolf numbers will exceed what was prescribed by the recovery plans Slide8: Economical benefits for Washington State Wildlife viewing generates $1.5 billion per year in Washington State 40% of Washingtonians participate in outdoor activities WDFW employees 1,385 people Slide9: Studies have shown that wolf –related tourism generates additional revenue on its on Wyoming, Idaho, Montana generates $35.5 million annually As of 2011, Yellow Stone National Park generated $5 million each year International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota contributes $3 million to economy creating 66 full time jobs Increases over all health of ecosystems for viewing Strengthens Elk and Deer herds for hunting opportunities Slide10: Vision for Reintroduction of Gray Wolves The successful reintroduction of gray wolves into south western Washington State where the wolves can be managed and sustained for generations to come by fostering healthy breeding pairs. From the wolves return we hope to see the local ecosystems restored and all native species thriving to the point where all inhabitants have a strong controlled population rebound. If the wolves can balance and manage the environment as a keystone species should, the reduction of wolf-cattle and humans conflicts will be reduced thus eliminating the need to target wolves. Slide11: Goals Successfully reintroduce gray wolves Foster healthy breeding pairs of wolves for the future Ultimately be able to remove the gray wolf from the ESA Manage Sustain Monitor Strengthen native species populations Removing cattle from public land allowing herds to return and wolves to prey on deer and elk Allowing nature to naturally restore itself Education Create education programs to resolve fears of wolf reintroduction Create programs to educate public on benefits of the wolves Slide12: References 115th Congress (2017-2018) . (2017). Current Legislation. 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Washington DC: U.S. Department of Interior . U.S. National Park Service. (2017, June 13). Wolf Management. Retrieved from U.S. National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/wolfmgnt.htm U.S. National Park Service. (2017, June 09). Wolf Restoration. Retrieved from U.S. National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/wolf-restoration.htm United States Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). Threatened and Endangered Species Gray Wolf Fact Sheet. Retrieved from Natural Resources Conservation Service Montana: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/mt/home/?cid=nrcs144p2_057919 Slide14: WA Tourism Alliance. (2016, April 27). New Research Indicates Modest State Tourism Growth. Retrieved from WA Tourism Alliance: http://watourismalliance.com/new-research-indicates-modest-state-tourism-growth/ Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife . (n.d.). Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. 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