WILDLIFE: North Cascades elk herd topic of review

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comJune 23, 2013 

A meeting June 26 in Sedro-Woolley will offer updates on the elk population in the North Cascades and a process to update the management plan for the herd.

The meeting is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific St.

During the meeting, state and tribal representatives will give an overview of current elk management and the next steps to develop a North Cascades elk management group. That group will help guide the process to update the area’s elk management plan.

The North Cascades Elk Management Plan, last updated in 2002, is available online at wdfw.wa.gov/publications/00772.

The North Cascades elk herd numbers some 1,200 to 1,400 animals and is spread out over a large area of Skagit and Whatcom Counties. In the Skagit Valley, the herd ranges from Sedro-Woolley to just east of Rockport.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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