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Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

Northwestern Gray Wolf
(Canis lupus occidentalis)
British Columbia wolf (Canis lupus columbianus)
Vancouver Island Wolf (Canis lupus crassodon)

Population Statistics [“Best estimate” is there are 8,500 wolves in B.C., but concedes the true number could range as low as 5,300 or as high as 11,600″]refer

Legal Status; Game species throughout.

British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Pacific Wild (Denny Island BC, Canada)
Wilderness Committee (Vancouver, BC)

British Columbia / Canadian News Resources & Publications
CBC News British Columbia (BC Canada)
Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
HUFF POST Canada (Canada)
National Observer (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Times Colonist (Victoria, BC, Canada)


Journal Articles

[HTML] Proactive conservation of high-value habitat for woodland caribou and grizzly bears in the boreal zone of British Columbia, Canada
N Suzuki, KL Parker – Biological Conservation, 2019 – Elsevier

Vegetation and prescribed fire: Implications for stone’s sheep and elk
KL Sittler, KL Parker… – The Journal of Wildlife …, 2019 – Wiley Online Library

Staqeya: the lone wolf at the edge of its ecological niche; Dylan Collins, Cheryl Alexander, Chris T. Darimont; The Ecological Society of America, 10 September 2018

[PDF] Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou; R Serrouya, BN McLellan, H van Oort, G Mowat… – PeerJ Preprints, 29 August 2017

[HTML] Population genetic structure of gray wolves (Canis lupus) in a marine archipelago suggests island-mainland differentiation consistent with dietary niche
AV Stronen, EL Navid, MS Quinn… – BMC …, 2014 –

[PDF] … distribution and movement ecology of wolves (Canis lupus) and woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in the South Peace region of British Columbia
E Williamson-Ehlers – 2012 –

[HTML] Going coastal: shared evolutionary history between coastal British Columbia and Southeast Alaska wolves (Canis lupus); BV Weckworth, NG Dawson, SL Talbot, MJ Flamme… – PLoS …, 2011 –

Ecological factors drive differentiation in wolves from British Columbia; V Muñoz‐Fuentes, CT Darimont… – Journal of …, 2009 – Wiley Online Library

Management and challenges of the mountain pine beetle infestation in British Columbia
C Ritchie – Alces: A Journal Devoted to the Biology and …, 2008 –

[HTML] Spawning salmon disrupt trophic coupling between wolves and ungulate prey in coastal British Columbia; CT Darimont, PC Paquet, TE Reimchen – BMC ecology, 2008 –

Early ontogenetic diet in gray wolves, Canis lupus, of coastal British Columbia; HM Bryan, CT Darimont… – The Canadian Field …, 2006 –

Predators in natural fragments: foraging ecology of wolves in British Columbia’s central and north coast archipelago; CT Darimont, MHH Price, NN Winchester… – Journal of …, 2004 – Wiley Online Library

Foraging behaviour by gray wolves on salmon streams in coastal British Columbia
CT Darimont, TE Reimchen… – Canadian Journal of …, 2003 – NRC Research Press

[PDF] Gray wolves, Canis lupus, of British Columbia’s Central and North Coast: distribution and conservation assessment;  CT Darimont, PC Paquet – Canadian Field Naturalist, 2002 –

The gray wolves (Canis lupus) of British Columbia’s coastal rainforests; CT Darimont, PC Paquet – 2001 –

Wolf predation in a multiple-ungulate system in northern British Columbia; AT Bergerud, JP Elliott – Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1998 – NRC Research Press