WDFW says that this figure did not include any expenditure that had not been processed as of that date. Its going to get bigger…. This is an extremely high amount!! and its growing yet….. Oh, and they felt it important to warn people because we have already posted their PDR
Hello Wolf Advisory Group members and Interested Parties,
I am writing to provide you with an update on our progress in developing a final report on our management actions – concluded Oct. 19 – to stop depredations on cattle in Ferry County by the Profanity Peak wolf pack. WDFW has committed to issuing that report in November, and staff are working to complete that report as early as possible.
Meanwhile, you should know that multiple parties have filed Public Disclosure requests for existing records pertaining to WDFW’s wolf removal actions. On Oct. 27, WDFW released records to one party indicating that the department had accounted for $119,577.92 in total expenditures for wolf removal actions processed as of that day. In our response, we explained that this figure did not include any expenditure that had not been processed as of that date.
I wanted you to be aware of this because the preliminary figure has since been posted on the requestor’s website. WDFW’s release of that information was consistent with the requirements of the state’s Public Records Act, but I wanted to put that number into context to avoid any confusion that may result.
I kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we compile the information into a final report. The final report due in November will include an updated figure showing expenditures and other information about the Profanity Peak action.
Please contact me at any time if you have questions or need more information.