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Michigan Wolf Facts October 2023

In 2016, legislators ignored scientific evidence and the will of Michigan voters to pass a law authorizing a trophy hunting and commercial trapping season on our state’s wolves, if their federal protections are removed. Just because we can kill wolves … read more

2022-2023 Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem Wolf Pack and Population Size Report

During April 2022-April 2023, we estimated the area of 8 wolf pack home ranges/territories and estimated the size of 20 wolf packs based on an average of 11.7 independent observations of each pack at the estimated size (i.e., the number … read more

Planned cull endangers Swedish wolf population

In May, the Swedish Parliament announced a goal to reduce the Swedish wolf population from about 400 to about 200 individuals. This action further threatens this highly endangered population, which is genetically isolated and inbred. Scientific advice for improvements has … read more

2022 Michigan Wolf Plan

This plan provides strategic guidance for the management of wolves in Michigan. It was developed to help: 1) maintain a viable Michigan wolf population above a level that would warrant its classification as threatened or endangered; 2) facilitate wolf-related benefits; … read more

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

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