IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

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IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Post by johnhens » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:22 am

Confrimed this info this AM with IRNP. 3/16/18 A news release will be issued at 9:00 AM.

http://m.humanesociety.org/news/press_r ... 31518.html


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Re: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Post by 3MTA3 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:59 am

This is big news. Here are some links I've seen:

Free Press: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/ ... 431148002/

Detroit News: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... /32991665/

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Re: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Post by Ingo » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:04 am

Here's the official park service announcement: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHom ... ctId=59316
Apparently there's a 30 day waiting period before it's a final, final, (final, final) decision...


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Post by johnhens » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:49 am

Ingo, thanks for posting the NPS release.


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Re: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Post by kypaulfg » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:57 pm

Just curious, shouldn’t we send a letter or email or phone call in support for this program ASAP to Phyllis Green who is mentioned in the announcement?

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Phyllis Green, Superintendent; Isle Royale National Park; ISRO Wolves; 800 East Lakeshore Drive; Houghton, Michigan 49931-1896

Phyllis_Green@nps.gov
906-487-7140



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Re: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Post by johnhens » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:35 pm

If you read the NPS release, there is no comments requested or required.

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Re: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Post by Rafiki » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:24 pm

I still say they let things take their natural course. So it’s been a while since I’ve been on the forms or since I’ve had the opportunity to look what’s going on in the island. Are the wolves completely extinct on the island as of right now?
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Re: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Post by Rafiki » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:32 pm

Never mind. I see the wolf moose study states that there is still two wolves on the island.
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Re: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Post by Tampico » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:05 pm

This is good news. I'm hoping it goes something like this:

https://youtu.be/PZzZollgmNQ

That's good stuff. :)


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Re: IRNP to release 20-30 wolves over the next few years.

Post by pyrowaves » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:29 am

Rafiki wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:32 pm
Never mind. I see the wolf moose study states that there is still two wolves on the island.
Two that cannot mate. They are related and had offspring that died due to inbreeding.

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