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February 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Washington state wolf population grows

Wolves deserve opportunity to thrive

This male gray wolf, pictured with Enforcement Officer Pam Taylor in Pend Oreille County, has been sedated so it could be fitted with a satellite-tracking colalr. A survey shows the number of gray wolves have nearly doubled in the past year. (WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE)

This male gray wolf, pictured with Enforcement Officer Pam Taylor in Pend Oreille County, has been sedated so it could be fitted with a satellite-tracking collar. A survey shows the number of gray wolves in Washington has nearly doubled in the past year. (WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE)

The Feb 26 story on gray wolf recovery in Washington was great [“Wolf population doubled in Washington over past year,” NWTuesday].

One thing I can’t understand is why gray wolves have not been replanted into the Olympic Mountains, where they thrived until wiped out in the 1930s. Place names like Gray wolf River and Gray Wolf Pass are testimony to their existence in the Olympics. Let’s give them another chance to thrive in the Olympics again.

Keep up the great reporting on this subject.

–John A. Cahill, Lake Forest Park

Comments | More in animals, Environment | Topics: Gray wolves, Olympic Mountains, Washington state

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