The Wolf Intelligencer

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

Northern Rocky Mountain wolf (Canis lupus irremotus)

Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf (Canis lupus irremotus) – (Goldman 1937)

Common Names: Timber Wolf

Overall population: December 31, 2015, there were at least 1,704 wolves in 282 packs (including 95 breeding pairs) in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

Physical description:

“The northern Rocky Mountains wolf generally weighs 32 to 61 kg and the body length of thewolf is around 26–32 inches. Furthermore, this species is one of the largest gray wolf in existence .Generally, the species body are covered with dark coloured fur with black mixing the gray.”

The analysis of morphometric data on rocky mountain wolves and artic wolves using statistical method. Shafi MA, Rusiman MS, Hamzah NS, Nor ME, Azmi NA, Ab Latip MF, Azman AH. InJournal of Physics: Conference Series 2018 Apr

Range:
Original range -“Northern Rocky Mountain wolf occurring throughout Idaho, the easternthird of Washington and Oregon, all but the northeastern third of Montana, the northern two-thirds ofWyoming, and the Black Hills of South Dakota (Hall and Kelson, 1959) ” Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery Plan 1987

Current rangeMontana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California

Habitat / Ecology / Prey:
Habitat
Ecology
PreyElk (Cervus canadensis)- North America, Elk “Wapiti (Cervus canadensis) (Cervus elaphus) – Yellowstone, Bison (Bison bison), Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Legal and Cultural Background:

Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery. Program 2015 Interagency Annual Report

Conservation:

Taxonomic/Genetic Information:

LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION

Further Reading
Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery Plan 1987

Journal Articles / Scientific Publications:

The analysis of morphometric data on rocky mountain wolves and artic wolves using statistical method. Shafi MA, Rusiman MS, Hamzah NS, Nor ME, Azmi NA, Ab Latip MF, Azman AH. InJournal of Physics: Conference Series 2018 Apr

Wolf Reintroduction: Ecological Management and the Substitution Problem. Hermans AP, Lee A, Dixon L, Hale B. Ecological Restoration. 2014 Sep

Wolf population dynamics in the US Northern Rocky Mountains are affected by recruitment and human‐caused mortality; JA Gude, MS Mitchell, RE Russell… – The Journal of …, 2012

A novel assessment of population structure and gene flow in grey wolf populations of the Northern Rocky Mountains of the United States; BM Vonholdt, DR Stahler, EE Bangs… – Molecular …, 2010 –

Survival of colonizing wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains of the United States, 1982–2004; DW Smith, EE Bangs, JK Oakleaf, C Mack… – Journal of Wildlife …, 2010 – BioOne

Examining differences between recovered and declining endangered species; RJF Abbitt, JM Scott – Conservation Biology, 2001

Habitat selection by recolonizing wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains of the United States; JK Oakleaf, DL Murray, JR Oakleaf, EE Bangs… – Journal of Wildlife …, 2006

Genetic structure and migration in native and reintroduced Rocky Mountain wolf populations; SH Forbes, DK Boyd – Conservation Biology, 1997

The Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf is not yet recovered; BJ Bergstrom, S Vignieri, SR Sheffield, W Sechrest… – 2009

 Extinct and vanishing mammals of the western hemisphere, with the marine species of all the oceans, American Committee for International Wild Life Protection, Glover, A. 1942,

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