Hoping for the best

Courtesy of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

It has now been two years since the National Park Service (NPS) began restoring the wolf population at Isle Royale National Park, with four arriving from Minnesota in the fall of 2018, followed by 15 more from Canada and the Michigan mainland in 2019. The wolves have since made themselves at home on the remote and rugged island park in Lake Superior and are preparing for the upcoming winter.

“What we have seen is wolves trying to pair up and establish territories, and those are the types of things we expected and hoped to happen,” said Mark C. Romanski, project coordinator for the wolf-reintroduction project at Isle Royale National Park and also the park’s natural resources program manager. Speaking in June, he said, “What we’re hoping now is that we’ll have reproduction and have wolf pups this summer, (but due to the coronavirus pandemic) we haven’t even been to the island yet.”

This story was published in the fall issue of Michigan BLUE Magazine. To read the entire story see https://bit.ly/35X4Nub

About Howard Meyerson

After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
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