Long-term wolf impact unknown
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
June 17, 2007
According to a paper written by three wildlife researchers, the long-term ecological impact of the Yellowstone wolf reintroduction program remains unknown.
The paper, Yellowstone After Wolves, was published in BioScience magazine by Douglas Smith, Rolf Peterson and Doug Houston.
The paper notes that in Isle Royale National Park, wolves completed eliminated the coyote population, and had severe impacts on the moose population. What’s in store for Yellowstone? Read the paper to learn more.