State to host wolf meeting
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three meetings in northeastern Washington — including one in Okanogan — on managing wolves to prevent conflicts with livestock.
The meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. will be on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Okanogan PUD office meeting room, 1331 2nd Ave. N. in Okanogan. It will follow meetings in Cusick and Colville.
With calving season underway, the meetings give livestock owners a chance to talk directly with state wildlife managers about wolves and their impacts on ranching, a Fish and Wildlife news release said.
The meetings will also include a short presentation on the current status of wolf packs in the state.