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Restoration of gray wolves to Yellowstone National Park

hearing before the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session, on H.R. 2786 ... hearing held in Washington, DC, July 20, 1989.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Yellowstone National Park.,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Wolves -- Conservation -- Law and legislation -- Yellowstone National Park,
    • Wolves -- Conservation -- Law and legislation -- United States,
    • Wolves -- Reintroduction -- Yellowstone National Park,
    • Ecology -- Yellowstone National Park

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .I5365 1989i
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 456 p. :
      Number of Pages456
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1334327M
      ISBN 100160384745
      LC Control Number92216724

        Despite the controversy, the reintroduction of the gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park was approved in , and 14 wolves from Canada were brought and released in three park locations. Almost 75 years after the last two wolves in Yellowstone were shot, the gray wolf was back. Over the next year, approximately 60 more wolves from Canada were. ESA-related actions have led to the restoration of roughly 6, wolves in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington, as of Ecologists returned gray wolves to Yellowstone National Park—You'll never guess .

      Reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in the mids, gray wolves soon spread to states like Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and California, and today some can be found roaming the lower 48 states, per education-oriented advocacy group the International Wolf ’s a % increase since the species first became protected under the Endangered Species Act in Twenty-five years ago, gray wolves were reintroduced to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), an area of federal land roughly 15 million acres in size, which includes multiple national forests and the million-acre Yellowstone National Park. Mike Phillips was the National Park Service project lead on gray wolf reintroduction in the GYE.

      The purpose of this action is to reintroduce a population of gray wolves (Canis lupus) into Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho. The gray wolf was common in the northern Rocky Mountain states prior to After bison, deer, elk, and other ungulates were decimated by unregulated hunting and human settlement, people tried to. In , the gray wolf was placed on the endangered species list, but in Yellowstone National Park wolves had already been hunted for almost a hundred years, the last pack being killed off in In , eight wolves were relocated from western Canada to Yellowstone, and in the next year, a total of thirty-one wolves were brought in (NPS, ).


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Restoration of gray wolves to Yellowstone National Park by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Yellowstone National Park ensures the long-term viability of wolves in Greater Yellowstone and provides a place for research on how wolves may affect many aspects of the ecosystem.

NPS / Jim Peaco Although wolf packs once roamed from the Arctic tundra to Mexico, loss of habitat and extermination programs led to their demise throughout most of. and 31 gray wolves from western Canada relocated to Yellowstone. 10 wolves from northwestern Montana relocated to Yellowstone National Park; US District Court judge orders the removal of the reintroduced wolves in Yellowstone, but stays his order, pending appeal.

(Decision reversed in ). When the grey wolf was reintroduced into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem inthere was only one beaver colony in the park, said Doug Smith, a wildlife biologist in charge of the Yellowstone Wolf Project.

Today, the park is home to nine beaver colonies, with the promise of more to come, as the reintroduction of wolves continues to astonish biologists with a ripple of direct and Author: Brodie Farquhar.

Northern Rocky Mountain wolves, a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), were native to Yellowstone when the park was established in Predator control was practiced here in the late s and early s.

Between andat least wolves were killed in the park; by the s, wolf packs were rarely reported. The need for restoration was glaring.

In the 70 years of the wolves’ absence, the entire Yellowstone ecosystem had fallen out of balance. Coyotes. Then Douglas Houston, in his landmark book The Northern Yellowstone Elk, did the same, calling Yellowstone "ideal" for wolves and that their absence was "the single greatest departure from the objective of maintaining natural ecosystems" (Houston ), harking back to the early park managers who tried to define the meaning of "natural," yet.

The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone. It took 21 years, but in Januaryall the pieces were in place. Fourteen gray wolves were captured in Canada and relocated to Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. In17 more Canadian wolves were brought into the park, followed by 10 wolves from northwestern Montana in EDITOR'S NOTE: Norman Bishop spent decades working as a public education naturalist with the National Park to the restoration of wolves in Yellowstone and afterward, he gave more than public talks on canid predators and helped write the Environmental Impact Statement that cleared the way for their historic.

return to Yellowstone and central Idaho. The wolves of Yellowstone are expected to migrate out of the park, but the journey taken by wolf F, a female who traveled from Montana to Eagle County during the winter oftook many by.

Wolves of Yellowstone Wolves of Yellowstone Gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park inresulting in a trophic cascade through the entire ecosystem. After the wolves were driven extinct in the region nearly years ago, scientists began to fully understand their role in the food web as a keystone species.

Two wolves are pictured together inside an acclimation pen in Yellowstone National Park in early Acclimation pens were located in remote areas of the park to keep the wolves away from people. The federal government even backed initiatives to extirpate the wolves from regions in the west to protect grazing cattle, a much more profitable animal as far as the GDP is concerned.

The gray wolf was driven to near extinction by the s, after which time scientists observed an ecosystem in chaos at Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service brought wolves back to Yellowstone Park almost exactly 25 years ago, following a bitter debate between wildlife groups.

The Plight of Aspen Emerging as a Beneficiary of Wolf Restoration on Yellowstone's Northern Range; Why Wolves Howl; Wolf Restoration in Yellowstone Reintroduction to Recovery; Wolf Turf A Glimpse at 20 Years of Spatial Ecology in Yellowstone; Yellowstone Wolf Facts; Yellowstone Wolves at the Frontiers of Genetic Research; The Challenge of.

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reintroduced wolves into Yellowstone National Park in and This study helps assess that population’s recovery and determine factors that affect the population, including diseases, intraspecific strife, and interactions with prey.

In this wiki page, we delve into key concepts on the effects of wolves on various wildlife, plant species, and characteristics of the natural landscape, political and social implications, and ultimately, we explore how the reintroduction of grey wolves restored the ecosystem within Yellowstone National Park.

In –96 twenty-three Canadian gray wolves were released in Yellowstone National Park where, due to over-hunting, there had been no wolves at all for almost seventy years.

This reintroduction project was an overwhelming success. Over twenty years later we can still see the changes the gray wolves brought to Yellowstone. Canon U.S.A. Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Wolf Restoration in Yellowstone National Park Canon's Longstanding Partnership with Yellowstone Forever has.

In the s, the federal government reintroduced the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park. It was considered a big success, but that’s when the real fight began.

Mike Phillips has been a restoration ecologist sinceled the historic effort to restore red wolves, and served as the first leader of the Yellowstone wolf restoration project. The wolves were first brought into Yellowstone National Park via truck on Janu and were released from their acclimation pens in the park between March.

"Describes 5 alternative ways that wolves could be reintroduced in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho, the process used to develop the alternatives, and the environmental consequences of implementing each alternative."   Gray Wolves Increase Tourism in Yellowstone National Park.

Ecotourism in Yellowstone has increased since gray wolves were reintroduced to the ecosystem, boosting local economies by an estimated $5 million per year. “Colorado’s Initiative Restoration of Gray Wolves is expected to pass — one poll shows 84% statewide support despite opposition from two dozen county commissions — widening wolves’ western comeback after federal agencies reintroduced them in Yellowstone National Park and Idaho starting infollowing extirpation before Author: Amanda Radke.