About this book
The Great Lakes region is unique in that it is the only portion of the lower 48 states where wolves were never extirpated. As the birthplace of some of the first modern concepts of wolf conservation and research, the region is also the first place in the U.S. where 'endangered' wolf populations recovered. During this process, much has been learned about wolf biology and ecology, endangered species management, carnivore conservation, landscape ecology, depredation management, and social aspects of wildlife conservation.
"Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States" traces wolf recovery in this region and highlights lessons learned by conservationists during the recovery process. Each chapter includes a thorough review of the pertinent literature, in addition to new data or new perspectives and interpretations. The result is both rigorous with respect to science and policy and accessible and interesting for the lay reader. The story of wolf recovery in the Great Lakes region is one of international significance for conservationists.
Contents Preface Foreword Bruce Babbitt Chapter 1 -- Early Wolf Research and Conservation in the Great Lakes RegionCurt Meine Chapter 2 -- Long-term Research on Wolves in the Superior National ForestL. David Mech Chapter 3 -- Wolf and Moose Dynamics on Isle RoyaleJohn A. Vucetich and Rolf O. Peterson Chapter 4 -- An Overview of the Legal History and Population Status of Wolves in MinnesotaJohn Erb and Michael W. DonCarlos Chapter 5 -- Wolf Population Changes in MichiganDean E. Beyer, Jr., Rolf O. Peterson, John A. Vucetich, and James H. Hammill Chapter 6 -- History, Population Growth, and Management of Wolves in WisconsinAdrian P. Wydeven, Jane E. Wiedenhoeft, Ronald N. Schultz, Richard P. Thiel, Randle R. Jurewicz, Bruce E. Kohn, and Timothy R. Van Deelen Chapter 7 -- An Isolated Wolf Population in Central WisconsinRichard P. Thiel, Wayne Hall, Ellen Heilhecker, and Adrian P. Wydeven Chapter 8 -- Change in Occupied Wolf Habitat in the Northern Great Lakes RegionDavid J. Mladenoff, Murray K. Clayton, Sarah D. Pratt, Theodore A. Sickley, and Adrian P. Wydeven Chapter 9 -- Growth Rate and Equilibrium Size of a Recolonizing Wolf Population in the Southern Lake Superior RegionTimothy R. Van Deelen Chapter 10 - Prey of Wolves in the Great Lakes RegionGlenn D. DelGiudice, Keith R. McCaffery, Dean E. Beyer, Jr., and Michael E. Nelson Chapter 11 -- Factors Influencing Homesite Selection of Gray Wolves in Northwestern Wisconsin and East-Central MinnesotaDavid E. Unger, Paul W. Keenlance, Bruce E. Kohn, and Eric M. Anderson Chapter 12 -- Dispersal of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes RegionAdrian Treves, Kerry A. Martin, Jane E. Wiedenhoeft, and Adrian P. Wydeven Chapter 13 -- Are Wolf-Mediated Trophic Cascades Boosting Biodiversity in the Great Lakes Region?Tom Rooney and Dean Anderson Chapter 14 -- Wolves, Roads, and Highway DevelopmentBruce E. Kohn, Eric M. Anderson, and Richard P. Thiel Chapter 15 -- Taxonomy, Morphology, and Genetics of Wolves of the Great Lakes RegionRonald M. Nowak Chapter 16 -- Human Dimensions: Public Opinion Research Concerning Wolves in the Great Lakes States of Michigan, Minnesota, and WisconsinKevin Schanning Chapter 17 -- Ma'iingan and the OjibwePeter David Chapter 18 -- Wolf-Human Conflicts and Management in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and MichiganDavid B. Ruid, William J. Paul, Brian J. Roell, Adrian P. Wydeven, Robert C. Willging, Randy L. Jurewicz, and Donald H. Lonsway Chapter 19, Education and Outreach Efforts on Wolves in the Great Lakes RegionPamela S. Troxell, Karlyn Atkinson Berg, Holly Jaycox, Andrea Lorek Strauss, Peggy Struhsacker, and Peggy Callahan Chapter 20 -- The Role of the Endangered Species Act in Midwest Wolf RecoveryRon Refsnider Chapter 21 -- Wolf Recovery in the Great Lakes Region: What Have We Learned, and Where Do We Go Now? Adrian P. Wydeven, Timothy R. Van Deelen, and Edward J. Heske Index