Montana

Montana / Idaho / Wyoming / Utah / Colorado

Wolves in Glacier National Park

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

Population Statistics [Minimum count 536; 32 breeding pairs. (2015)]
Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf RecoveryProgram 2015 Interagency Annual Report

Legal Status; state managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks as of May 5 (2011)

Resources
Montana Official State (Field Guide)
Natural Heritage Map Viewer (Gray Wolf)
U S Fish and Wildlife Service (Grey wolves in Northern Rocky Mountains)
Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wolf Program

Montana Organizations
Wild Sentry: Northern Rockies Ambassador Wolf Program (Hamilton, Montana)
People and Carnivores(Bozeman, Montana)
Wilderness Watch (Missoula, Montana)
National Wolfwatcher Coalition (Duluth, Montana)
Yellowstone Park Foundation (Bozeman, Montana)
Keystone Conservation (Bozeman, Montana)

Montana News Resources & Publications
Independent Record (Helena, Montana)
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Montana)
Missoulian (Missoula, Montana)

LATEST MONTANA NEWS

Journal Articles

Behavioral and Population Ecology of Swift Foxes in Northeastern Montana. Butler, A. R. (2019).

[PDF] Learning to Live With Wolves: Community-based Conservation in the Blackfoot Valley of Montana
SM Wilson, EH Bradley, GA Neudecker – Human–Wildlife Interactions, 2017

Anthropogenic mortality, intraspecific competition, and prey availability influence territory sizes of wolves in Montana. Rich LN, Mitchell MS, Gude JA, Sime CA. Journal of Mammalogy. 2012 Jun

A nutritionally mediated risk effect of wolves on elk. Christianson D, Creel S. Ecology. 2010 Apr

Echinococcus granulosus in gray wolves and ungulates in Idaho and Montana, USA. Foreyt WJ, Drew ML, Atkinson M, McCauley D. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2009 Oct

Comparative patterns of predation by cougars and recolonizing wolves in Montana’s Madison Range. Atwood TC, Gese EM, Kunkel KE. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2007 Jun

Factors correlated with foraging behavior of wolves in and near Glacier National Park, Montana. Kunkel KE, Pletscher DH, Boyd DK, Ream RR, Fairchild MW. The Journal of wildlife management. 2004 Jan;

Dynamics of early wolf and cougar eradication efforts in Montana: implications for conservation. Riley SJ, Nesslage GM, Maurer BA. Biological Conservation. 2004 Oct

Wolves, elk, willows, and trophic cascades in the upper Gallatin Range of Southwestern Montana, USA. Ripple WJ, Beschta RL. Forest Ecology and management. 2004 Oct

Dietary overlap between wolves and coyotes in northwestern Montana. Arjo WM, Pletscher DH, Ream RR. Journal of Mammalogy. 2002

Winter hunting patterns of wolves in and near Glacier National Park, Montana. Kunkel K, Pletscher DH. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2001 Jul

Winter prey selection by wolves and cougars in and near Glacier National Park Montana. Kunkel KE, Ruth TK, Pletscher DH, Hornocker MG. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 1999 Jul

Predation by wolves and other large carnivores in northwestern Montana and southeastern British Columbia. Kunkel, K. E. (1997).

Attitudes of hunters and residents toward wolves in northwestern Montana. Tucker P, Pletscher DH. Wildlife Society Bulletin (1973-2006). 1989 Dec

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