HB 1639 - DIGEST

Requires the department of fish and wildlife to: (1) Rely on the translocation of wolves as the primary tool for managing wolf-related wildlife interactions in the areas of the state where wolves are naturally occurring, in an effort to perpetuate the species and minimize landowner conflicts;

(2) Establish and administer a gray wolf sanctuary on an island in Puget Sound; and

(3) Consider lethal removal of wolves to attempt to change pack behavior to reduce the potential for recurrent depredations while continuing to promote wolf recovery consistent with certain criteria.