From: Gray Wolf Recovery Coordinator, Helena, MT 11/12/2007
Subject: Status of Gray Wolf Recovery, Week of 11/02/07 to11/9/07
NEW WEB ADDRESS- The 2007 annual interagency wolf report [covering all 2006] can be viewed at http://westerngraywolf.fws.gov/annualreports.htm. The 2008 report will be available by March 1, 2008.
Idaho Wolf Biologists (IDFG and NPT) met on November 7 to discuss status of Idaho packs and create a work plan for the 2007 Annual Report.
Michael Lucid [IDFG] flew on November 8. He got a visual of 2 wolves in Steel Mountain and 1 in Galena.
Nothing new to report.
Jimenez [WY FWS] picked-up another GPS collar that blew off 2-months prematurely near Jackson, WY. It was being used as part of the cooperative wolf predation study being conducted by Grand Teton NP, WYGF, FS, and USFWS. Overall GPS collars have had a very high failure rate but when working they can obtain data that would be otherwise impossible to gather.
The annual Yellowstone National Park winter predation study will begin on November 15.
Information and Education and Law Enforcement
Two weeks ago 2 wolf radio-collars were on mortality in the West Boulder area south of Big Timber, MT. USFWS LE and MFWP retrieved them. They were the Moccasin male #473 and Baker mountain female #SW057. It is under investigation.
The Service's weekly wolf report can be viewed at westerngraywolf.fws.gov . This report is government public property and can be used for any purpose. Please distribute as you see fit.
Contact: Ed Bangs (406)449-5225 x204 or ED_BANGS@FWS.GOV