Wolf Welcome Committee
We envision a time when wolves are fully recovered in Central Oregon. Our goal is to create a landscape of peaceful co-existence where wolves are accepted by their human neighbors. Through education we aim to enhance respect, appreciation and tolerance for wolves. Our advocacy work focuses on the rewilding and preservation of Central Oregon’s wildlife habitats and the use of non-lethal protections for livestock.
Wolves Have Arrived
People have been fascinated by the wanderings of famous OR-7 as he traveled from Northeast Oregon into California and back. Now there is a confirmed pair of grey wolves living near Camp Sherman, a pack of wolves in Southern Deschutes County, and two packs on the Warms Springs Reservation.
We are considering what having wolves this close means to the people who live, recreate and ranch within the Metolius wolves’ range and the impacts that humans may have on these apex predators. How can we learn to coexist?
TRANSFER OF 10 WOLVES TO COLORADO
Oregon Capital Chronicle
A Positive Influence
The Wolf Welcome Committee was founded in order to positively influence public opinion about wolves and to create an accepting environment as they re-establish in Central Oregon. Now that they are here, we have the unprecedented opportunity to be ambassadors for our new neighbors.
But, with our enthusiasm comes caution. ODF&W’s Annual Wolf Report stated that at least 21 wolves were killed by humans in 2021, and 17 in 2022.
For More Information
By: Susan Prince and Jennie Sharp Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:27 PM Rick McIntyre’s newest book, “The Redemption of Wolf 302,” is being released this