Wolves in Paradise? Yellowstone's Wolves in Transition | Cristina Eisenberg

February 18, 2015 9:42 PM

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Wolves in Paradise? Yellowstone's Wolves in Transition | Cristina Eisenberg

When Congress listed the gray wolf as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1974, it set the stage for a famous ecological experiment. The federal government began to create a recovery plan, which called for wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park and Idaho.

In 1995, the reintroduced wolves hit the ground running. Scientists carefully documented the ecological effects wolves sent rippling throughout the northern Rocky Mountains. Wolves restored this ecosystem from top to bottom. The subsequent recovery of willows and aspens that elk had been eating to d...

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