EUGENE, Ore. — The Cascadia Wildlands organization credits its lawsuit with helping Oregon’s wolf population grow.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife had issued a kill order on this particular wolf pack after it attacked cattle. But Cascadia Wildlands filed a lawsuit to stop the killing of wolves here.
Now the pack has four new pups.
“The kill order that the state had would have left the alpha female and just one pup to survive the winter together–and that was patchy at best. But because of our lawsuit, the pack was able to stay in tact, and they have four brand new wolf pups,” said Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director Nick Cady.
Cascadia Wildlands is still waiting for a judgment on its lawsuit.