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Comments on RESEARCH (Chapter 10):

We should research the result in neighboring states,and use some comman sence!

Rick ,  Centralia WA

not enough done for the money spent and what little is the truth is only for the wolfs to be introduced. they never talk about the dangers to the public

john gilbertson,  port angeles WA

Generally agree.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

How much research do you need? Wolves will take care of themselves if not illegally persecuted.


I strongly oppose any plans to introduce wolves anywhere in Washington. Yes, I know they are already here. They will spread on on their own and will do great damage to wildlife eventually, and this should not be aided by the department.

Gregory R Field,  Seattle WA

There has been a huge amount done by some very well educated individuals, like Mech and Giest, try reading some of their research.

Ty Brown,  Naches WA

Manipulated information that is misleading, a sales pitch for wolves.

dale denney,  colville WA

WDFW should be planning LOTS of research to understand wolf populations and predation.

Stephanie George,  Newport WA

The recovery objective numbers of breeding pairs needed for down-listing and eventual delisting of wolves is too low to ensure a viable wolf population in WA. The lethal kill provisions for livestock owners and private citizens whose livestock or domestic dogs are attacked by wolves while wolves are in threatened or sensitive status are too liberal during the critical early phases of wolf recovery and could slow recovery. Translocation of wolves from areas within WA with healthy wolf populations to other areas to establish new populations is an important tool and will speed up the recovery and delisting process.

Wendy Young,  Bellevue WA

"Research", to me, means a group of your biologists getting together to juggle statistics to further your agenda within the WDFW.

Keith Olson,  Quinault WA

Research should be done in a way that minimizes interactions with wolves.

Jennifer Molesworth,  Twisp WA

Research can be done in other states, like Idaho and Montana where Wolves are becoming a huge problem.

Daniel Haydon,  Creston WA

Unnecessary cost. We know what we need to know. Restrict the wolf or it will again be a serious problem in our environment.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

Research done by a bunch of idiots.


Like all good government projects, this should be studied more and use true science from the wolf infected neighboring states.

John Eaton,  Ellensburg WA

Monitoring and research should get full funding to ensure a scientific bases for the effort.

David Moen,  Oregon City OR

Spend our money on more worth while projects

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA



Todays research often favors the way this researcher fells about the project and they persue facts to support there feelings and do not follow the true facts to come up with true data.

Tom Freeman,  Tonasket WA

Research activities to monitor the health and size of returning wolf populations should continue to be funded from a portion of the annual state revenue.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Do not release any more wolves into this state.

Kevin Wolf,  Lacey WA

Funding for scientifically sound research on wolves needs to be on going.

Kristi Hendrickson,  Seattle WA

It was poorly done as expected from our state

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

waist of time and money

Jim Lamb,  Spokane WA

your research should show a huge wolf problem in Idaho and Montana, are you ignoreing their troubles?

Kenneth Nilson,  Silverdale WA

you need more help... I am willing to help. 509-594-9491

Rick Turvey,  Yakima WA

look at other states problems with them and what they spend on wolves, do we really want that??


If the State needs help with funding with the study of the Wolf I'm sure that the tribes can get some Grants to help even if we disagree with it but we are Co-Managers so we need to know where and what they are doing and how much animals they are killing in the area's.

LeRoy Black,  Hoquiam WA

This is CRITICAL, we always need to learn more!

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

As a member online of the League of Women Voters and also having a sister who is a chairperson of the League of Women Voters in Virginia who works parttime for a Senator who support the conservation of God's breathing creations, not for man's purpose, but for His.

MB ,   FL

Enough research has already been done. No further research is needed, unless you are trying to provide a reason why one would want to keep the wolves around.

Teresa Selby,  Bonney Lake WA

Why waste the $. At 9.8% unemployment you would be better off funding a food bank.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA


Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA