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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Warning signs in Anacortes Community Forest Lands


December 26, 2017 - Anacortes, WA - The City of Anacortes has posted Warning signs on four trails in the Community Forest Lands to alert trail users that there is a wild animal refuge in unincorporated Skagit County.  The trails with the signs are in the southern end of the Little Cranberry area.  According to two police reports, in February 2012, a wolf from the refuge was captured in the ACFL.  In October of 2017, a wolf escaped an enclosure and went on to private land adjacent to the animal refuge. 

The signs read as follows:

Warning.  There is a wild animal refuge in unincorporated Skagit County adjacent to the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. In the past, wolves have escaped their enclosure on to neighboring properties and the ACFL.  Please stay on ACFL trails and use caution when walking with children and dogs. If you encounter a threatening situation call 911 immediately.  Call ACFL staff at 360-299-1953 with questions. 

Jonn Lunsford

Parks and Recreation


P.O. Box 547

Anacortes, WA 98221

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