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Mountain-Prairie Region

News Release

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Agencies Release 2013 Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Population Numbers

For Immediate Release

April 4, 2014


Northern Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf / Photo Credit: USFWS.
Northern Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf / Photo Credit: USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in collaboration with other federal, state and tribal agencies, is announcing the 2013 Northern Rocky Mountain (NRM) Gray Wolf Population numbers.

This annual report is conducted as part of the Service’s work to monitor the wolf population to ensure that it continues to exceed recovery goals under professional state management, and no longer requires federal protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

As of December 31, 2013, there were at least 78 breeding pairs and 1,691 wolves within the NRM area. The wolf population remains well above the recovery levels identified by Service and partner biologists in the recovery plan. Minimum management targets are at least 45 breeding pairs and at least 450 wolves across the NRM area.

The report is posted online at http://www.fws.gov/home/wolfrecovery/  and http://westerngraywolf.fws.gov. The report is a cooperative effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Wyoming Fish and Game, the Nez Perce Tribe, National Park Service, Blackfeet Nation, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Wind River Tribes, Colville Tribe, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Utah Department of Natural Resources, and USDA Wildlife Services.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel, and download photos from our Flickr page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

Mountain-Prairie Region

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-236-7905

303-236-3815 FAX

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/



Contacts

Leith Edgar - (303) 236-4588
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Ken McDonald - (406) 444-5645
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Jon Rachael - (208) 334-2920
Idaho Fish & Game

Dan Thompson - (307) 332-2688
Wyoming Game & Fish Dept.

Donny Martorello - (360) 902-2521
Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Russ Morgan - (541) 963-2138
Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

John Shivick - (801) 538-4758
Utah Dept. of Natural Resource



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Last modified: April 04, 2014
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