- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon wildlife officials are seeking input on a plan to manage wolves and cougars throughout the state.

The Bulletin reports (https://is.gd/4DmGtN ) that the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is meeting Friday as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife evaluates plans that describe measures to conserve and manage the two species and resolve any conflicts with the animals.

The meeting will ask stakeholders for input on the current management plans. The commission will not vote Friday but may offer guidance to the department as a result of the meetings.

Wolf Program Coordinator Russ Morgan says the meeting is a way to have an open discussion with the commission before a plan is drafted.

The state adopted the wolf plan in 2005 and last updated it in 2010.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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