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From the Center for Biological Diversity’s Online Newsletter:

Endangered Earth: California’s First Wolf Pack in Nearly a Century http://bit.ly/1hijPiQ

After Almost 100 Years, a Gray Wolf Pack Lives in California

Shasta Pack in CaliforniaExciting, inspiring news from Northern California: For the first time in almost a century, a family of gray wolves is living wild in the state. In remote Siskiyou County, a trail camera has captured a series of photographs of both the adult wolves and the black pups.

The two adult, black-furred wolves and five 4-month-old pups have been named the Shasta pack, after the area’s spectacular volcano.

Thanks to foresight and pressure from the Center for Biological Diversity and our allies that resulted in state action in 2014, these wolves have the benefit of legal protection under California’s Endangered Species Act. According to state biologists, one or more of the… Continue reading

Evidence of a Wolf in Siskiyou County

from https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/evidence-of-a-wolf-in-siskiyou-county/

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has collected evidence that suggests at least one wolf has traveled into Siskiyou County.

Based on compelling information received earlier this year from Californians reporting they saw a large, dark-colored canid, CDFW deployed a number of remote trail cameras within southeastern Siskiyou County.

 

from a trail camera, July 2015


 

 

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Yosemite Reintroducing Yellow-Legged Frogs | myMotherLode.com http://bit.ly/1Rq4PzT

A total of 40 frogs were reintroduced at two of those sites, and two more lakes will be repopulated in the years ahead. The hope is that some of those frogs, and their offspring, will eventually recolonize three other nearby lakes. The adult frogs being released are given a microchip, similar to those used for pets, so park scientists can monitor where they are migrating.

 

 

 

 

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