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A gray wolf that was moved from Canada to Michigan's Isle Royale National Park over the winter has been found dead.

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Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but the trees on which they feast are paying a heavy price, scientists reported Tuesday.

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National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation

A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan.

Canadian wolves
National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation

Four Canadian wolves have been relocated to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan as part of an ongoing effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, officials said Monday.

Wolf Leaves Isle Royale Through Ice Bridge

Feb 6, 2019
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COURTNEY CELLEY / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

One of the wolves brought to Isle Royale as part of a relocation effort has left by way of an ice bridge. Ben Thorp has more.


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COURTNEY CELLEY / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

After sixty years, the winter study on Isle Royale has been put on hold because of the federal government shutdown. 


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Officials say a gray wolf captured in Minnesota for relocation to Isle Royale National Park has died.

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Corel Corporation / US Fish & Wildlife Service

U.S. officials have decided to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, where the predator species that has roamed the remote wilderness for about 70 years is on the brink of disappearing.

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With the rebound of the grey wolf population in Michigan and other states, mid-Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar is urging action by Congress to remove the animal from the endangered species list.

The Midland Republican co-signed a letter with seven other representatives sent last week to House Speaker Paul Ryan recommending the action.

Delisting would give farmers and ranchers the right to take wolves when they threaten livestock.

The letter emphasized quick action to protect calves as spring approaches. 

Delisting gray wolves divides MI conservationists

Dec 1, 2015
Female gray wolf photo
Seney Natural History Association / flickr creative commons

There’s a debate in the conservation community over the future of the gray wolf in Michigan. Some scientists say the populations have sufficiently recovered in the Western Great Lakes. They’re proposing the wolves be taken off the endangered species list in those states. But other conservationists are saying that move would be a mistake and put the wolves’ recovery at risk. We talk to scientists on either side of the issue: Associate Professor in Fisheries and Wildlife at MSU Gary Roloff and John Vucetich, Associate Professor of Forest Resources at Michigan Tech University.


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