Park Service wants more wolves on Isle Royale

Mar 21, 2018

ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK--   The National Park Service has released its final Environmental Impact Statement to address the presence of wolves on Isle Royale National Park.

After more than a year of meetings, public input, and consideration of multiple alternatives the NPS says it prefers Alternative B. The proposal calls for the introduction of 20 to 30 wolves to Isle Royale over a three-year period. Officials say the goal is to provide a number of animals that has the potential to become a self-sustaining population.

After a waiting period of at least 30 days the National Park Service will issue a final decision that sets out a course of action.

Only two wolves remain on Isle Royale. The moose population of the island has steadily increased as wolves disappeared.