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An in-depth study dispelling the myths and misinformation about wolf reintroduction in Idaho and exposes the problems of the Endangered Species Act.
In the 1990s, Canadian grey wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park as well as the Idaho backcountry by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. While much has been made about the ecological revitalization that came about in Yellowstone, few have spoken about the many problems grey wolves—protected by the federal government as an endangered species—have cause for the people of Idaho. In The Real Wolf, coauthors Ted B. Lyon and Will N. Graves draw together expert insight and information that sets the record straight.
The Real Wolf is an in-depth study of the impact that wolves have had on big game and livestock populations in Idaho and across the country. Each chapter is meticulously researched and written by authors, biologists, geneticists, outdoor enthusiasts, and wildlife experts who have spent years studying wolves and wolf behavior. Every section describes a unique aspect of the wolf in the United States, and argues for a new system of species management that would allow wolves, game animals, and farmers to coexist with one another in a way that is environmentally sustainable.
Contributors include: Cat Urbigkit, award-winning wildlife author and photographerDr. Valerius Geist, leading expert of big game in North AmericaMatthew A. Cronin, environmental researcher and geneticistRob Arnaud, president of Montana Outfitters and Guides Association