Registration now open for the 9th Annual Speak for Wolves Conference

Join us online Saturday & Sunday, August 13-14!

We’re planning a slate of excellent speakers with updates on wolves across the US, legislation, grassroots activism, and much more.

Save the dates and reserve your spot!

Speaker Announcements

Lynn Okita is a longtime wildlife advocate with a special interest in wolves. She is a member of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Wolf Advisory Group (WAG); the Board Chair of Western Wildlife Outreach, a nonprofit based in Washington state; and a member of the Pacific Wolf Coalition Steering Committee. 

Lynn will give an update on Washington wolves, covering population information, management issues, post-recovery planning, and recent studies/projects in WA. She will also talk about the WDFW Wolf Advisory Group and her perspective as a WAG member.

Speaking of the WAG…

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking candidates to serve a two-year appointment on the citizen committee that advises WDFW’s Director on wolf conservation and management.

This advocacy work is not for the faint of heart. Washington wolves need strong advocates who will fight to rotect them. WA residents can apply here.

Two members of the Wedge Pack in 2019.  (Photo credit: WDFW)
In 2020, WDFW killed the entire pack to protect cows.

Oregon poaching + legal killing

While Oregon hasn’t caught any of the poachers responsible for the spate of wolf poisonings and killings that took place in the northeast corner of the state over the last year, lawmakers have finally woken up to the problem and are strengthening anti-poaching efforts.

Meanwhile, in the same corner of the state, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) issued a kill permit to a rancher for up to 2 members of the Chesnimnus pack for predation on the rancher’s cattle. The rancher legally killed one wolf early this month; the kill permit for the 2nd wolf expires today.

We won’t be surprised if the kill order is extended, since last week the Chesnimnus pack was blamed for killing a calf whose minimal remains didn’t show any signs of attack, but based on ground disturbance, is assumed to have been taken by a predator. 

The breeding male of the Chesnimnus Pack caught on camera during a winter survey on USFS land in Wallowa County, OR, December 2018. (Photo by ODFW)

Support the conference

Speak for Wolves is a volunteer-run, women-led, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

We aim to keep our annual conference accessible & open to everyone by not requiring payment for registration.

Here are 3 ways you can support the conference:

  1. Spread the word:
    Forward this message to other wildlife advocates and invite your friends via the Facebook even
  2. Donate to our upcoming fundraiser auction:
    We are collecting original art, gift certificates, experiences, and high-value items for an online auction. Contact us if you’d like to donate.
  3. Become a Sponsor:
    Get details and check out our sponsorship levels here.

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Stay tuned:
2022 conference t-shirts and exciting new merch are coming soon!

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