Tag Archives: wolf

Estimating Wolf Counts

By | December 10, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that Mike Mitchell, unit leader of the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, is one of the scientists developing a newer method to track animal populations — not by counting, but by estimating. Called patch occupancy modeling (POM), it’s been tested for a decade by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.… Read More »

Wildlife advocates see wolves as ‘best natural defense’ against chronic wasting disease

By | April 16, 2017

The Missoulian reports that wolves are the perfect animal to help reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease among elk, deer and moose, wolf advocates told the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission last week during the board’s meeting in Helena. “And it doesn’t cost us anything,” said Marc Cooke, president of Wolves of the Rockies. Read… Read More »

The Jane Goodall of Wolves

By | March 28, 2017

The Flathead Beacon has a wonderful article about our good friend and North Fork neighbor Diane Boyd. It begins… In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively eliminated the species by the 1930s through hunting,… Read More »

Life, Death, and Winter

By | December 7, 2015

NFNews fan Ramona Coyote saw our earlier post about Death and Life in the North Fork and thought that our readers would also enjoy this article by Aaron Teasdale in the Sierra Club website about wolves and Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park. It begins… THE WOLVES APPEARED LIKE PHANTOMS, five of them spiriting across the frozen lake to a thrust… Read More »