Alaska / Beringia

Alaska / Beringia


Grey Wolf (Canis lupus)
Alexander Archipelago Wolf (Canis lupus ligoni)
Northwestern Wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis) – (Richardson 1829)
-syn. Mackenzie River Wolf (Canis lupus mackenzii) – (Anderson 1943)
-syn. Yukon Wolf (Canis lupus pambasileus) – (Elliot 1905)
-syn. Alaskan tundra Wolf (Canis lupus tundrarum) – (Miller 1912)

Population Statistics [8,000 10,000]

Legal Status;  State managed

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife Conservation: The Wolf in Alaska
Alaska Department of Fish and Game; Division of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) Publications – Wolves 
ADFG Wolf Management and Research

Alaskan Organizations
Alaska Wildlife Alliance (Alaska)
Wolf Song of Alaska  (Alaska)
Cascadia Wildlands (Eugene, Oregon; Cordova, Alaska)
Wolves – Environment Alaska

Alaskan News Resources and Publications
Juneau Empire (Juneau, Alaska)
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks,  Alaska)
Bristol Herald Courier (Bristol, Alaska)
Alaska Dispatch News (Anchorage,  Alaska)
KRBD (Ketchikan, Alaska)
Alaska Public Media (Anchorage,  Alaska)


Journal Articles

Resource selection by coastal wolves reveals the seasonal importance of seral forest and suitable prey habitat; Roffler, G. H., D. P. Gregovich, and K. R. Larson. 2018. Forest Ecology and Management

[HTML] Large carnivores under assault in Alaska, WJ Ripple, SD Miller, JW Schoen, SP Rabinowitch – PLoS biology, 2019 –

[HTML] Integrating snow science and wildlife ecology in Arctic-boreal North America
NT Boelman, GE Liston, E Gurarie… – Environmental …, 2019 –

Denning Ecology of Wolves in East-Central Alaska, 1993–2017
K Joly, MS Sorum, MD Cameron – ARCTIC, 2018 –

Seasonal foraging strategies of Alaskan gray wolves (Canis lupus) in an ecosystem subsidized by Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.); AE Stanek, N Wolf, GV Hilderbrand… – … Journal of Zoology, 2017 – NRC Research Press

The Ilnik wolf Canis lupus pack: use of marine mammals and offshore sea ice; DE Watts, LG Butler, BW Dale, RD Cox – Wildlife Biology, 2010 – BioOne

Serologic survey for selected disease agents in wolves (Canis lupus) from Alaska and the Yukon Territory, 1984–2000; RL Zarnke, JM Ver Hoef… – Journal of Wildlife …, 2004 – Wildlife Dis Assoc

Short-term response of Gray Wolves, Canis lupus, to wildfire in Northwestern Alaska.
WB Ballard, PR Krausman, S Boe… – Canadian Field …, 2000 –

Summer diet of gray wolves, Canis lupus, in northwestern Alaska; RL Spaulding, PR Krausman, WB Ballard – Canadian Field-Naturalist, 1998

Wolves, bears, and their prey in Alaska: biological and social challenges in wildlife management. National Research Council, 1997.

Comparison and assessment of drugs used to immobilize Alaskan gray wolves (Canis lupus) and wolverines (Gulo gulo) from a helicopter; WB BALLARD, AW FRANZMANN… – Journal of Wildlife …, 1982 – Wildlife Dis Assoc

 Some aspects of the population ecology of wolves, Alaska. Rausch RA.American Zoologist. 1967 May