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Denali Park wolf studies: Implications for Yellowstone

Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

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Abstract

The Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery Plan approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (1987) recommends re-establishment of wolves (Canis lupus) in Yellowstone National Park. Bills proposing wolf re-establishment in the Park have been introduced into the U.S. House and Senate. However, several questions have been raised about the possible effects of wolf re-establishment on other Yellowstone Park fauna, on human use of the Park and on human use of surrounding areas. Thus the proposed wolf re-establishment remains controversial.

Information pertinent to some of the above questions is available from a current study of wolf ecology in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, which we began in 1986. Although Denali Park differs from Yellowstone in several ways, it is also similar enough in important respects to provide insight into questions raised about wolf re-establishment in Yellowstone.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Denali Park wolf studies: Implications for Yellowstone
Series title:
Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
Volume:
56
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildlife Management Institute
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the 56th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
First page:
86
Last page:
90
Conference Title:
56th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference