Home » Bridger Teton National Forest »Grand Teton National Park »Greater Yellowstone »Jackson Hole »Paradise Valley »State of Idaho »State of Wyoming »Teton County » Currently Reading:

More Wolf Packs in 2012

Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

The number of wolves living in the Northern Rocky Mountain Region has been growing substantially over the past two years.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with other federal, state and tribal agencies, Friday released the 2012 Annual Report for the Northern Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf Population. That report shows there were at least 321 confirmed packs and in the region by the end of 2012, up from 287 packs the year before. However, the actual number of animals apparently decreased by 122 during that same period. Overall, however, the US Fish and Wildlife Service says the wolf population remains well above the recovery levels identified by Service and partner biologists in the recovery plan. The original recovery plan had goals of an equitably distributed wolf population containing at least 300 wolves and 30 breeding pairs in three recovery areas within Montana, Idaho and Wyoming for at least three consecutive years. Fish and Wildlife officials say these totals were actually reached in 2002. Under the recovery plan, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is to continue to monitor the delisted wolf populations in the Northern Rocky Mountain states for a minimum of five years to ensure that they continue to sustain their recovery.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]