The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir



Montana / Idaho / Wyoming / Utah / Colorado

Wolves in State & National Parks and Protected Areas in Idaho
Nez Perce National Forest
Clearwater National Forest
Idaho Panhandle National Forests (Kaniksu National Forest, Coeur d’Alene National Forest, St. Joe National Forest)
Yellowstone National Park
Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness Area
Dworshak State Park

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Northwestern Gray Wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis)
Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf (Canis lupus irremotus)

Population Statistics [786 wolves, 108 packs, 33 breeding pairs (2015), est. 1000 (2020)

Legal Status; state managed by Idaho Department of Fish and Game as of May 5, 2011

U S Fish and Wildlife Service (Grey wolves in Northern Rocky Mountains)
Idaho Fish and Game – Wolves in Idaho
Idaho Fish and Game – Wolf Management Background
Is there a difference between a Idaho Grey Wolf and a Northern Canadian Wolf

Idaho Organizations
The Wolf Recovery Foundation  (Pocatello, Idaho)
Living With Wolves (Sun Valley, Idaho)
Advocates for the West (Boise, Idaho; Portland, Oregon)
Friends of the Clearwater (Moscow, Idaho)
The Wood River Wolf Project (Hailey, Idaho)
International Wolf Center – Idaho

Idaho News Resources & Publications
Local News 8 (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
Coeur d’Alene Press (Coeur d’Alene,  Idaho) (Twin Falls)


Wolf And Wildlife News From Idaho

Journal Articles

In the Shadow of the Wolf: Wildlife Conflict and Land Use Politics in the New West (Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Berkeley). Martin, J.V., 2020.


Combining Harvest and Genetics to Estimate Reproduction in Wolves. Clendenin HR, Adams JR, Ausband DE, Hayden JA, Hohenlohe PA, Waits LP. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2020 Jan

Integrated population model to improve knowledge and management of Idaho wolves
JS Horne, DE Ausband, MA Hurley… – The Journal of …, 2019

Tracking a half century of media reporting on gray wolves. Killion AK, Melvin T, Lindquist E, Carter NH. Conservation Biology. 2019

Confirmation of Echinococcus canadensis G8 and G10 in Idaho Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) and Cervids. Cerda JR, Ballweber LR. Journal of wildlife diseases. 2018 Apr

Adaptive use of nonlethal strategies for minimizing wolf–sheep conflict in Idaho, Suzanne A. Stone, Stewart W. Breck, Jesse Timberlake, Peter M. Haswell, Fernando Najera, Brian S. Bean, Daniel J. Thornhill, Journal of Mammalogy, February 2017

Dog days of summer: influences on decision of wolves to move pups. Ausband DE, Mitchell MS, Bassing SB, Nordhagen M, Smith DW, Stahler DR. Journal of Mammalogy. 2016 Jul

Gray wolf harvest in Idaho. Ausband DE. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 2016 Sep

A Participatory Mapping and Agent-Based Approach to Promote Coexistence Between Idaho Ranchers and Gray Wolves. Killion, A. and Carter, N.H., 2016

Effects of Wolf Removal on Livestock Depredation Recurrence and Wolf Recovery in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Bradley EH, Robinson HS, Bangs EE, Kunkel K, Jimenez MD, Gude JA, Grimm T. Intermountain Journal of Sciences. 2016 Dec

A long‐term population monitoring approach for a wide‐ranging carnivore: noninvasive genetic sampling of gray wolf rendezvous sites in Idaho, USA. Stansbury CR, Ausband DE, Zager P, Mack CM, Miller CR, Pennell MW, Waits LP.The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2014 Aug

Livestock depredation by wolves and the ranching economy in the Northwestern US. Muhly TB, Musiani M. Ecological Economics. 2009 Jun

Effects of wolves on livestock calf survival and movements in central Idaho. Oakleaf JK, Mack C, Murray DL. The Journal of wildlife management. 2003 Apr

Outcomes of hard and soft releases of reintroduced wolves in central Idaho and the Greater Yellowstone Area. Fritts SH, Mack CM, Smith DW, Murphy KM, Phillips MK, Jimenez MD, Bangs EE, Fontaine JA, Niemeyer CC, Brewster WG, Kaminski TJ. Large Mammal Restoration. Island Press, Washington, DC, USA. 2001 Oct

Wolves, politics, and the Nez Perce: Wolf recovery in central Idaho and the role of native tribes. Wilson PI. Natural Resources Journal. 1999 Jul

Planning and implementing a reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho. Fritts SH, Bangs EE, Fontaine JA, Johnson MR, Phillips MK, Koch ED, Gunson JR. Restoration ecology. 1997 Mar



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