In the Tracks of Washington Wolves

$1,260 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 8 months
Western Wildlife Outreach www.WesternWildlife.org is a science-based outreach nonprofit that promotes understanding of large carnivores--wolves, bears and cougars-- and teaches coexistence practices. By engaging citizen scientists in identifying and monitoring Washington State's endangered gray wolf population, we hope to raise awareness of their presence and their behavior, explaining simple steps that will avoid conflict between domestic animals and wolves, in most cases.

The recent discovery of previously undocumented wolf presence near Spokane, Washington, in Mount Spokane State Park by WWO citizen scientist and wolf-tracker Hank Seipp (see the video) and later confirmed by WWO biologists using the photos, tracks and scat found at the site , highlighted the need to create an area-wide cadre of citizen scientists to help us observe these animals, record wolf presence and actions and keep an eye out for  illegal activities, including poaching.  Poaching of wildlife hurts us all.  

Our staff are all certified "Eyes in the Woods" practioners. "Eyes in the Woods" training provides techniques to monitor for misuse of public lands and wildlife.  We provide training to our volunteers in these techniques as well as  how to use remote cameras, identify tracks and record data to add to the scientific knowledge base of Washington's endangered wolves.

Better knowledge of wolf presence and activity will benefit those raising domestic animals,  recreationalists, wildlife and landscape managers 

Western Wildlife Outreach and our citizen scientists have a pressing need to purchase and deploy additional remote cameras capable of taking videos and sending the information back to computers being monitored by WWO.  We need funds  to reimburse for travel and vehicle wear and tear as well as helping to fund a part-time project coordinator to oversee our team of dedicated citizen scientists. We need funds to  put on training workshops for our volunteers.

You can be part of the ongoing story of Washington's gray wolf recovery. Your donation of $250.00 will help purchase and deploy one  new wolf-monitoring  camera.   $500.00 will fund an "Eyes in the Woods" training session for interested citizen scientists. Every donation no matter the amount, is important. Give what you can today.   Every dollar you give goes to the project, not to overhead!  The team at Western Wildlife Outreach thanks you in advance for your support.  We can do this together!
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Posted by Lorna Smith
8 months ago
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Wolves, humans and wildlife can coexist. Outreach and education is the answer. Right now, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is using helicopters to kill wolves who have preyed on livestock in fulfillment of an agreement reached by the Department, conservation groups and ranchers as part of
Washington's Wolf Advisory Group. Outreach, Education and involved citizen scientists can help find better solutions. Will you donate today to help?
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$1,260 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 8 months
Created August 8, 2016
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Helen Tabor
8 months ago

Good luck to you. I'll donate more in a couple of weeks. We need more people like you.

$25
Patti Stock
8 months ago

Dale. I hope it helps and you get back on your feet.

$100
Kelly Thompson
8 months ago

Dear Dale, I hope for a quick recovery for you and your animals. I am so sorry for your losses and hope better days are soon to come.This brought me to tears when I read your story. I can't imagine what you all are going through Thank you for being such an advocate and raising the barre for sharing the landscape with other wildlife

LS
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Lori SB
8 months ago

Thank You Dale for doing the right thing for our wildlife. We need more people like you.

AM
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Alicia Maas
8 months ago
MV
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Mandy Varona
8 months ago
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I always say I will sincerely and financially support a rancher and farmer who honors and cares for wildlife, so once wasn't enough. Good luck, my friend.

MD
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Melony Dickey
8 months ago
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For Dale, let there be light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for your efforts to work with and around the wolves. We appreciate it! So sorry for your loss.

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Anonymous
8 months ago
LH
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Leslie Hixson
8 months ago

For Dale. You give me hope that our wolves will live. Thank you.

$65
Ida Bean
8 months ago

DALE - from a wolf and grizzly advocate

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