The Wolf Intelligencer

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


Michigan / Minnesota / Wisconsin / Illinois / Indiana / Nebraska / North Dakota / South Dakota / Iowa

Isle Royale National Park

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Great Lakes Boreal Wolf (Canis lupus x Canis lupus lyacon)
Eastern Timber Wolf (Canis lycaon, Canis lupus lycaon)

Population Statistics [Approximately 650, including 2 on Isle Royale (April 2016)] [662, 139 packs (2017-2018) in the Upper Peninsula, 15 (approximately) on Isle Royale (as of 2020)]

Legal Status; Endangered, federally protected. (as of December 19, 2014)

US Fish and Wildlife Service (Gray Wolves in the Western Great Lakes)
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Michigan DNR – Wolf Biology and Identification

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected (Lansing, Michigan)
International Wolf Center – Michigan
Keep Wolves Protected in Michigan | Wildlife Land Trust
Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) (Houghton, MI)

Michigan News Resources & Publications
The Detroit News (Detroit, Michigan)
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)
MLive (Michigan)
Great Lakes Echo (Michigan State University)
Upper Michigans Source (Negaunee, Michigan)


Wolf and Wildlife News from Michigan

Journal Articles

Territoriality drives preemptive habitat selection in recovering wolves: implications for carnivore conservation. O’Neil ST, Vucetich JA, Beyer Jr DE, Hoy SR, Bump JK. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2020 Mar

Crossing the Ice: Wolves in Northern Lower Michigan. Jaffe N, Porter WF. InAmerican Fisheries Society & The Wildlife Society 2019 Joint Annual Conference 2019 Oct

Multi-scale habitat selection model assessing potential gray wolf den habitat and dispersal corridors in Michigan, USA. Stricker HK, Gehring TM, Donner D, Petroelje T. Ecological Modelling. 2019 Apr

Spatially varying density dependence drives a shifting mosaic of survival in a recovering apex predator (Canis lupus)
ST O’Neil, JK Bump, DE Beyer Jr – Ecology and evolution, 2017 – Wiley Online Library

S O’Neil – 2017

Livestock and domestic dog predations by wolves in Michigan. Edge JL, Beyer Jr DE, Belant JL, Jordan MJ, Roell BJ. Human-Wildlife Interactions. 2011 Apr

Testing fladry as a nonlethal management tool for wolves and coyotes in Michigan. Davidson-Nelson SJ, Gehring TM. Human-Wildlife Interactions. 2010 Apr

Monitoring and habitat analysis for wolves in upper Michigan. Potvin MJ, Drummer TD, Vucetich JA, Beyer Jr DE, Peterson RO, Hammill JH. The Journal of wildlife management. 2005 Oct

Wolf population changes in Michigan. InRecovery of gray wolves in the Great Lakes Beyer DE, Peterson RO, Vucetich JA, Hammill JH. Region of the United States 2009

Wolf habitat analysis in Michigan: an example of the need for proactive land management for carnivore species
TM Gehring, BA Potter – Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2005 – Wiley Online Library

Status of the wolf in Michigan, 1973. Hendrickson J, Robinson WL. American Midland Naturalist. 1975 Jul

Stebler AM. The status of the wolf in Michigan. Journal of Mammalogy. 1944 Feb




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