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Comments on 3. Translocating wolves (Chapter 12.B.3):

We need to translocate the wolves back to were they come from and say no-thanks

Rick ,  Centralia WA

Translocation of wolves from areas of Washington where there is a healthy population to the southern Cascades and Olympics is a proactive method that should be used to speed up recovery and delisting.

Kristin Mitchell,  Seattle WA

Include Olympic Peninsula for translocation.

Ann Soule,  

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.

Gail V Wengerd,  Puyallup WA

only after we can prove that the historic animal was the same as the one we're moving into the area. Let's not be "lumpers"


I prefer this to lethal removals

Ray DePuydt,  Kettle Falls WA

Wolves should not be translocated.

Kirk Alexander,  Seattle WA

The Olympic Peninsula should be included as a primary, preferred, and initial site for translocation. The habitat is superb and Olympic National Park offers a protected refuge from hunting. And it is unrealistic to believe that wolf populations will be able to get here on their own. The Olympic Peninsula is an island of habitat, separated from the rest of the state by Puget Sound and the Interstate 5 corridor and population centers. Wolves will thrive here, but they will need to be brought here.

Patricia Willits,  Port Angeles WA

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.

Kaitlin Krhounek,  Seattle WA

The quicker we can get to delisting the better, so that control to managable population can begin. Translocating will accomplish this. Minimize the review and approval to save money as it is a foregone conclusion that you will have to relocate if natural movement does not occur.

Dan Howell,  Kelso WA

Use translocation for the isolated areas that still present sustainable habitat for the wolves, i.e. the Olympic Peninsula.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

Translocation is an important tool and no one part of the State should suffer the brunt of increased wolf populations.


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

Translocate wolves to the Olympic Peninsula. Introduction would even be better.


should not happen

Ross MacArthur,  Cusick WA

Just kill them.

Ty Brown,  Naches WA

Good idea which will hasten recovery and delisting

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA

Let them move where they will naturally.

Kenneth G Matney,  Ellensburg WA

Tranlocating wolves should not be considered. If there is to many, or problem animals, they should be euthanized.

Jess Kayser,  Centerville WA

bad idea until we know the genetic differences.

Stephanie George,  Newport WA

This can not be considered in any fashion.

Bob Hester,  Yakima WA

the west side of state needs to have their share of wolves also. based on population

Gary Nielsen,  Colville WA

Wolves should be translocated to other states whenever possible.

Daniel Haydon,  Creston WA

Never move a problem into some elses area. No wolf translocating.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

Should not relocate wolves

James Schleusner,  Glenwood WA

No translocating of wolves.


More wasted tax dollars?

Corey Watson,  Auburn WA

Leave nature to it's own determination as to where they end up. Any interference is not by natural selection.


Leave them where they are.

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA

I attended the meeting in Aberdeen. The subject of possible translocation was completely played down as very unlikely. After reading the Draft EIS, it is very clear that translocation to the Willapas and Olympic Peninsula will likely happen. Meeting was very well facilitated, but now feel a bit deceived by the way the topic of translocation was handled.

Darren Manlow,  South Bend WA

Abosolutely no transolcating within Washington makes sense.

Tim Morris,  South Bend WA



Translocating is reintroduction period Wolves causing problems will not be better acting somewhere else. Problem animals should not be translocated




see earlier comments

Scott Nicolai,  Ellensburg WA

Should not happen. If there causing trouble they will continue elswhere.

Tom Freeman,  Tonasket WA

I would support reintroduction of wolves to Washington State as well as the removal of problem animals to more remote locals.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

No translocation of wolves is necessary nor should any be attempted.

Everett Burts,  Wenatchee WA

Object to this illegal activity.

Raymond Borbon,  Kirkland WA

Don't trans-locate more wolves to our state.

Jay Arment,  Spokane WA

How else are the wolves going to get to the Olympic Peninsula? Too many highways and developed areas to make it on their own!

Marcia avajas,  Bainbridge Island WA

I think Wa needs to translocate wolves from Ak or Canada to get better genetic diversity rather than let regional wolves wander into the state.

Jack Hirsch,  bellevue WA

my Question is a wolf going to stay where you locate him?

Rick Turvey,  Yakima WA

Translocating wolf packs or breeding pairs is a needed part of "The Plan". I believe the reintroduction of distant packs or breeding pairs to expand to gray wolf gene pool is also needed/

Ed Wilson,  Enumclaw WA

Wolves should be translocated out of washington state.

Michael Korenko,  Carson WA

Wolves are so prolific, I don't see any justification for the expense of translocation of wolves. I strongly object to planting them in Western Washington. Especially on the Olympic Peninsula.


translocating wolves is no different than reintroducing wolves that the state said they wont do???????


I support translocation wolves to the Pacific coastal area of Washington, particularly Olympic National Park.

Ted Grudowski,  Seattle WA

Feasiblity assessment is great.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

Dont do it

doug carney,  ellensburg WA

should not be done!

Teresa Selby,  Bonney Lake WA

I agree with the concept.


Don't waste the money. Spend it on feeding the poor or clothing the homeless!

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

not way

john casebeer,  mount vernon WA


Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA


Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA

Could be an option.

Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA