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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Cascadia Scorecard Celebrates Wolf Reintroduction

Check out Northwest Environment Watch's more scientific take on the 10th anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone:

"Next Monday will mark precisely 10 years since wolves re-appeared in Yellowstone National Park, from where they had been absent since the 1920s. The re-introduction program was a smashing success, far exceeding even optimistic predictions.

On March 21, 1995, federal biologists finally opened the acclimation pens holding 14 gray wolves, sometimes called timber wolves, brought from Alberta. Earlier that year an additional 14 wolves had been set free in central Idaho's mammoth wilderness. And the following year, 17 more wolves were released into Yellowstone and 20 more into Idaho."

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