A wolf left his pack in the Imnaha area and roamed as far south as northern California befor returning to Oregon, where he somehow met up with a female in the southern part of the state. They now have at least two pups. Thus, the good folks at Lewis and Clark College are suing USFWS to block an approved timber sale.
Conservationists are taking legal action to protect OR-7 and his newly discovered pups.
The Western Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of Oregon Wild, an environmental advocacy group, against the U.S. Forest Service. The suit alleges the agency violated environmental regulations when it authorized the Bybee Timber Sale west of Crater Lake National Park.
Um, no, there were no wolves in the area at the time the sale was authorized; the wolves came later. But now that there are at least four of them there, well, obviously the trees in the parcel can't be harvested. Because wolves. No spotted owls or murrelets in the area, so the new wolves are a good reason to gum up the works.
Western Environmental Law Center is a Lewis and Clark College-based operation.