Park service schedules public meetings on Isle Royale wolves

Jan 31, 2017

HOUGHTON, MI (AP)--   Federal officials are inviting the public to learn more about options for dealing with the declining gray wolf population at Isle Royale National Park. 

The National Park Service has scheduled open houses for Feb. 14 in Duluth and Feb. 15 in Houghton. For those who can't attend, webinars are scheduled for Feb. 16 and Feb. 21.

Wolves have lived at the island park in Lake Superior since the late 1940s. But their numbers have fallen dramatically in recent years and only two remain.

The park service released a draft plan in December with several alternatives. They include taking more wolves from the mainland to the island, delaying a decision and doing nothing.

Written comments can be submitted through March 15.

For more information, visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/isrowolves .