New Wolves & Wilderness Bill
Ranchers are taking note of the confirmation of two new wolf pups being tracked by officials. Trail cameras have confirmed that OR-7, the now famous wandering wolf has fathered at least two new pups. John Stephenson, Wildlife biologist said that brings the Rogue pack to seven. Biologists had confirmed the second set of pups last July, but didn't know how many. Another collared wolf from OR-7s Imnaha pack has come to southwestern Oregon, and is living east of Klamath Marsh.
Last Friday, the President signed a wilderness bill protecting 275,000 acres in central Idaho. According to Forest Service spokeswoman Julie Thomas, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act will be a big boost for nature lovers.
THOMAS: There are going to be three new wilderness areas in Idaho. Two definitely on the Sawtooth National Recreation area administered by the Sawtooth National Forest. The White Cloud Wilderness Area and that's at 90,769 areas and the Hemingway Boulders, acreage of 7,988.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will be managing the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness.
That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.