All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘wolves’

Lone Wolves on Michigan’s Isle Royale: An Island Dilemma


By Christine Goepfert, Upper Midwest Program Manager Isle Royale National Park’s remote wilderness is, in many visitors’ opinions, one of its best attributes. But this isolation may be contributing to the decline of one of its most beloved residents: wolves. These magnificent animals originally migrated to Isle Royale by crossing over ice bridges from the mainland, but because of the [...]

Posted on: September 17 2013
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NPCA Petitions Park Service to Safeguard Park Wolves in Wyoming


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton Field Office Last September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) approved a plan to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species List in Wyoming. This controversial delisting could someday allow state-run wolf hunting within the John D. Rockefeller Parkway, a 24,000-acre national park site that connects Grand Teton and Yellowstone National [...]

Posted on: May 22 2013
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Death of Alpha Wolf Sparks Renewed Concern over Hunting near Yellowstone


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton She was graceful and photogenic. She was a good mother. She was widely admired for her strength and beauty. But earlier this month, a hunter killed one of Yellowstone’s most famous canines just 15 miles outside the park boundary in Wyoming—the gray wolf that led the Lamar Canyon Pack in the northeast [...]

Posted on: December 27 2012
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Hikes to See Pronghorn Feature Unexpected Guests: An Autumn Walk through the Yellowstone Backcountry


By Joe Josephson, NPCA’s Yellowstone Wildlife Fellow In conservation, it is easy to get wrapped up in wonky policy debates or overcome by process. Fortunately, my Nature Valley-sponsored “Path of the Pronghorn” hikes each fall are a poignant reminder of the beauty and natural order that exist in Yellowstone National Park and why we work so hard to protect it. [...]

Posted on: December 12 2012
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Wolves under Fire in Wyoming


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton This month has been a sad one for Wyoming’s wolves. On October 1, the federal government removed wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act, allowing the state to permit hunting of these animals, despite glaring deficiencies in Wyoming’s wolf management plan. Even worse, the state included national park lands (namely, [...]

Posted on: October 23 2012
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