Open houses and virtual meetings scheduled for Isle Royale wolf reintroduction plan

Isle Royale wolf (Photo courtesy National Park Service)
Isle Royale wolf (Photo courtesy National Park Service)

Members of the public are invited to attend information sessions hosted by the National Park Service in Duluth, Minn., Houghton, Mich., and two online webinars regarding the proposed draft plan determining whether and how to bring wolves to Isle Royale National Park.

In December, the Park Service released a long-awaited proposal to bring wolves to Isle Royale to supplement the dwindling population. With wolves almost extirpated from the Lake Superior island for the first time since the 1940s, the population of moose is expected to explode, with significant implications for the ecosystem.

Reviewing four options, the agency prefers the option that would bring 20-30 wolves to the island, captured elsewhere in the region.

Open Houses

  • Duluth, MN
    4 – 6 p.m., Feb. 14, 2017
    Pier B Resort, 800 West Railroad Street
  • Houghton, MI
    4 – 6 p.m. Feb. 15, 2017
    Magnuson Franklin Square Inn, 820 Shelden Avenue

Webinars

Written comments on the proposal must be submitted by March 15. They can be submitted at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/isrowolves or via regular mail or hand delivery at: Superintendent Phyllis Green, Isle Royale National Park, ISRO Wolves, 800 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931-1896.

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