Wolves present some of the most challenging management issues for several state agencies and Washington tribes. With the wolf population in the state continuing to grow, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is actively working with other state agencies and tribes to utilize effective management practices, minimize conflicts that may occur, and work towards wider public acceptance that is essential for wolf recovery to succeed on a statewide basis.
The Interagency Wolf Committee was created to ensure communication and coordination of management approaches to help inform and enhance wolf management efforts in the state. Specific issues this committee is tasked with include:
Monitoring recovery of the wolf population and the impact on prey species.
Determining the most effective management practices for wolf recovery.
Developing a cooperative approach to wolf management in the state.
Working together with other state agencies and tribes is imperative if wolf recovery is going to be successful in Washington.
The mission of the Interagency Wolf Committee is to allow interested agencies and tribes to coordinate with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on their management approaches for wolf recovery and management in the state.