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Isle Royale to welcome healthy wolves, researchers happy, moose not so much

This might be a better headline than the one Popular Science used to describe what is happening on Isle Royale with wolves. Their headline claims,  “A pack of wolves is about to save this national park.” A little bit dramatic

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Should wolves be brought to Isle Royale?

It’s a question that is currently being debated. There is a contingency of people who want to continue to study the relationship of moose and wolves on the island. The study has been ongoing since 1958 and researchers would like

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Isle Royale moose getting smaller

Does size matter? According to a recent article by John Meyer when it comes to moose it does. “Research to be published in an upcoming edition of the journal Global Change Biology shows that the size of moose skulls has

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Isle Royale Wolf Intervention

Isle Royale National Park has been studied over the years for the unique predator prey relationship of moose and wolves. In recent years the wolf population has struggled due to inbreeding and the lack of an ice bridge during winters

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100 Years of National Parks

We’re a month late in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. The actual date was on August 25, 2016 but it’s a year long celebration, “of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation,

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Ice Bridge to Isle Royale

It’s happened. An ice bridge has formed from the mainland of Canada out to Isle Royale in Lake Superior. This could be good news for the Isle Royale wolf population or bad news. The population of wolves is very low

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Happy Birthday Isle Royale Wolf Pups

They weren’t born today or yesterday but they were born and that’s a good thing. Wolf pups are present on Michigan’s Isle Royale after no new pups were born last year. The population of wolves on Isle Royale is down

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