The Midwest Wolf Stewards has met annually since the late 1980s to discuss wolf conservation in the Great Lakes region — current wolf populations, wolf depredations, the wolf hunts, wolf taxonomy, the politics of wolf management and local research projects.

The ecological role of large carnivores is a main motivator for their conservation, and hunting can impact the performance of large carnivores as apex predators. New research recommends that conservation goals consider this perspective.

http://wolfwatcher.org/junior-wolfwatchers/junior-wolfwatcher-website/

Thank you, Sande Parker of Lincoln, CA, for advocating for wolves through this slideshow and poem: “With the Wolves”.