Last year the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported OR54, a wolf that has traveled extensively through Plumas, Lassen, Butte, Tehama and other counties, was found dead in Shasta County, which has led to a state investigation as to the cause of her death. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

State scientists come to Jensen Hall Wednesday evening to discuss wolves

Two scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife visit Jensen Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 to answer all the public’s questions about wolves in Lassen County, the state and the nation.

Kent Laudon, a wolf biologist who has visited Lassen County several times, will be joined by Erin Meredith, a CDF&W senior wildlife forensic specialist, who will discuss the genetics of the wolves known to reside in the county and the state.

Kent Laudon, a wolf biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, discusses the travel of OR44 — a female offspring of OR7, the first wild wolf in California in nearly a century — through Lassen County at a previous Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting. Laudon will be joined by Erin Meredith, a CDF&W senior wildlife forensic specialist, at Jensen Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 for a wide open discussion of wolves in California. The public is invited to attend the free event. File photo

Some county residents have expressed concerns about wolf-dog hybrids, especially those from the Ravendale area, and Meredith should be able to comment upon those concerns.

The Wednesday, 6 p.m. meeting is free and the public is invited to attend and ask any questions they may have about wolves.