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2022 Minnesota Wolf Plan

Minnesota’s wolf legacy is unique: The state’s northeastern corner of lakes and forest once sheltered the last remaining wild wolves in the lower 48 states. Today, wolves are distributed across half of the state in numbers (2,700) well above Endangered … read more

Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem Wolf Pack and Population Size Report

During 2021-2022, we estimated the area of 9 wolf pack home ranges/territories and estimated the size of 14 wolf packs based on an average of 7.3 independent observations of each pack at the estimated size (i.e., the number of wolves … read more

Isle Royale 2022 Wolf Moose Report

Over the past year, fieldwork resumed at pre-pandemic levels. In February 2022, the wolf population was likely comprised of 28 wolves. This is an increase from the next most recent estimate of 12-14 wolves, made 24 months earlier in March … read more

Reviving Ghost Alleles: Genetically admixed coyotes along the American Gulf Coast are critical for saving the endangered red wolf

The last known red wolves were captured in southwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas in 1980 to establish a captive breeding population. Before their extirpation, gene flow with coyotes resulted in the persistence of endangered red wolf genetic variation in local … read more

2022 National Wolfwatcher Wolf Education Grants

Applications Due Friday, October 14, 2022Will be awarded during Wolf Awareness Week (10/16-10/22) Grant FAQs WHO? Educators, public or private, or non-profit organizations whose mission includes wolf education and/or non-lethal measures to minimize conflicts. WHY? To provide financial assistance in … read more

Evaluating how management policies affect red wolf mortality and disappearance

Poaching is the major cause of death for large carnivores in several regions, contributing to their global endangerment. The traditional hypothesis used in wildlife management (killing for tolerance) suggests reducing protections for a species will decrease poaching. However, recent studies … read more

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