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Oregon Wolves and Livestock Updates

Harassment and Take of Wolves in Oregon: What Can a Livestock Producer Do?

How much do you know about our national bird, the Bald Eagle?

They are some of the largest birds found in North America as well. They stand between 27 and 37 inches tall with a wingspan of about 80 inches, and they weigh between 6.5 to almost 14 pounds.

Meet the Herding Group of Canines

You’ll recognize many of the dogs in this group, like german shepherds, border collies, and corgis!2 Herding dogs are very active, intelligent, and loyal. They’re used to working day in and day out – which means they need constant activity to keep them entertained.

Meet the Sporting Group of Canines

You’re bound to recognize many of the dogs in the Sporting Group! This group is made up of some of the most popular dogs, like Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Cocker Spaniels. Sporting dogs are broken up into four types.

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What’s one of the biggest strengths a wolf has? Problem-solving. When compared to domesticated dogs, wolves solve problems at a younger age and are more creative in their strategies of figuring out a solution. Not only that, but wolves know the value of working together. While hunting, the whole pack takes down large prey together.

Best Ways to Celebrate the Holidays With Your Dog!

It’s a special time of year for family and that includes the furry members of our families too! Dogs have gone from wolves in the wild that hunted for themselves to our best friends that cuddle on the couch with us for hours. In a way, we form our own packs with them, although they function differently than real wolf packs do. Set aside some quality time for pack bonding! Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the holidays with your dog.

Meet the Working Group of Canines

Dog breed groups include Working, Sporting, Non-Sporting, Hound, Herding, Terrier, and Toy groups. These groups were organized based on what purpose the breed was intended for. Today, we’ll share information about the Working Dogs group.

What were real dire wolves like?

You probably know about dire wolves from the famous book series and TV show, Game of Thrones. In that series, dire wolves play an important role as the symbol of House Stark and as the companions to the Stark children. But you may not have known that dire wolves didn’t come from the imagination of George R. R. Martin.

How do wolves keep warm in the winter?

As it gets colder, we wear more layers of clothing when we venture outside. Wolves don’t need to do anything. They’re much better adapted to cold weather than we are. Thanks to their winter adaptations, wolves can live in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Introducing C3: 7 Breed Groups of Dogs

There are 7 BREED GROUPS of dogs in the world? Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about a few unique qualities and characteristics of each. Join our Canines, Carnivores, and Conservation team as we explore some of the history and fascinating qualities of 7 BREED GROUPS OF DOGS.

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Subscribe to our Blog, Newsletter, and Social Media to be informed of latest events, news, and information about wolves and other wild carnivores, including our new series titled, “Canines, Carnivores, and Conservation.” 

Films

THE GREAT PREDATOR DEBATE TRIO

WERC has produced two feature length films in the Great Predator Debate Series and working on our final installment to complete the trio. Viewed by thousands worldwide, this important civics course not only tells the stories of the Sawtooth and Owyhee Packs but delves into the complex subject of preserving carnivores in the face of human progress and expansion. Hear from State wildlife managers, Native American representatives, and recreation enthusiasts who all have a stake in the outcome of this important discussion.  

  • The Great Predator Debate: A Predator’s Dilemma
  • The Great Predator Debate: A Nation’s Dilemma
  • The Great Predator Debate: A Nation’s Dilemma (Classroom Version)
  • The Great Predator Debate: A Nation’s Resolve (In Progress)

GRAY AREA: WOLVES OF THE SOUTHWEST

In the American Southwest, a unique species of wolf unlike any other is making a comeback. Considered extinct nearly 40 years ago, the little known Mexican gray wolf has slowly pulled back from the very brink — against all odds. From a founding population of just seven animals, this species has slowly grown to a current wild population of approximately 100, only to face a new threat from within: its own genetics. As part of a bold recovery mission, one lone wolf is given a chance to offer new hope for the survival of her species. In telling this story, narrated by Chris Morgan, “Gray Area” explores whether there can be a balanced and sustainable future where ranchers, conservationists, locals, and biologists alike can coexist with this apex predator. 

Videos

Choose from a selection of short videos produced to inform viewers on an aspect of wolf biology. 

Publications

Explore a decade of the Sawtooth Legacy Quarterly, coming back as the Passport to Wildlife, a digital and by-mail publication. Below are some of our favorite magazines that you can read right here on the website!

Biology eBooks

THE SECRET IMPACT OF WOLVES THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
By The Wolf Education and Research Center

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOU START YOUR BIOLOGY CAREER
By Biologist Jeremy Heft of the Wolf Education and Research Center

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