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2022 Minnesota Wolf Plan
February 27, 2023
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 Species Act recovery plan goals (1,251–1,400) for the wolf in Minnesota. Wolf population growth in Minnesota has contributed significantly to the expansion of wolf range in other parts of the upper Great Lakes region that includes Wisconsin and Michigan, and Minnesota’s wolf population represents nearly half of the current wolf population within the lower 48 states…
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