"Wolves Restoration Moves A Step Closer On Isle Royale"

"Plan to reintroduce up to 30 wolves revives debate on human intervention."

"The last two surviving wolves on Isle Royale might soon get 20 to 30 new neighbors, after the National Park Service advanced a wolf reintroduction plan Friday for the wilderness island on Lake Superior.

In an effort to intervene in the drastic imbalance between the island’s predator wolves and a booming population of vegetation-chomping moose prey, the park service released a final environmental impact statement that favors adding more of the canines over a three-year period.

Under the plan, which could be finalized in a month, officials would start looking for healthy and genetically diverse gray wolves suitable for moving to the island beginning in late autumn."

Pam Louwagie reports for the Minneapolis Star Tribune March 16, 2018.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/19/2018