OR-93 traveled hundreds of miles from Oregon to California. Austin Smith Jr. / Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs / California Department of Fish and Wildlife An Oregon-born wolf named OR-93 has sparked conservation hopes with a historic journey into California . A young male, OR-93 traveled hundreds of miles from an area southeast of Mount Hood, Oregon, to California’s central Sierra Nevada mountain range, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced Friday . The agency said he traveled farther south into California than any previous collared wolf. His trek is also the longest tracked journey of any gray wolf during the last century, The Guardian reported . "OR-93’s historic trek so far south into California’s central Sierra Nevada is thrilling news for wolf recovery throughout the West – and underscores that species recovery is not isolated to separate states; what happens in the Northwest greatly affects the success of wolves in other states, and vice versa," California Program Director at Defenders of Wildlife Pamela Flick said in a statement emailed to EcoWatch. OR-93 hails from Oregon’s White River pack, according to the CDFW. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs fitted him […]

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