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Wolves in the Northeast

Source: Timber Wolf Alliance News / October 2002

Wolves were extirpated from the Northeast by the mid-1800s. Scientific studies have confirmed that there are more than 29.722 square miles of suitable wolf habitat throughout New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. With ample prey of moose, deer and beaver, wolf recovery in the Northeast will continue.

Wolves may be on their way to natural recovery in the near future. More sightings of possible wild wolves in Maine and the movement of wolves in southern Quebec have led to this belief.

Conferences and meetings have been held that brought together divergent interests surrounding potential wolf restoration in the Northeast.

Conservation Biology Institute published a report, Wolf Reintroduction Feasibility in the Adirondack Park.