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Canadian Wildlife Biologist Sophie Czetwertynski holding radio-collared wolf pups in Quebec’s Laurentide Reserve. The Reserve may serve as a source population for wolves in the northeast U.S. if they are allowed to survive and disperse.

In August 1993 a bear hunter from Pennsylvania shot and killed a young female wolf as she came in to feed on bear bait in the north Maine woods.  The killing of this animal demonstrated the very real possibility that wolves are attempting to recolonize the northeast U.S. after an apparent absence of nearly a century.

The Maine Wolf Coalition was founded in 1994 to support wolf recovery in Maine through research, education and protection.  Through this website we are seeking to educate the public, wildlife professionals and government officials by gathering and disseminating evidence that natural wolf recovery in the northeast is not only possible, but that it will happen if we only let the wolves survive.

Photo Left: Canadian Wildlife Biologist Sophie Czetwertynski holding radio-collared wolf pups in Quebec’s Laurentide Reserve. The Reserve may serve as a source population for wolves in the northeast U.S. if they are allowed to survive and disperse.

Words from Walt #5

Things may not be looking good for wolves in the State of Wisconsin. A proposed new state law would halt state funding of wolf conservation and management, and would make it illegal for state law enforcement officers to enforce laws designed to protect wolves, as long as wolves are a federally protected endangered or threatened species. Sadly, it is but another pitiful reminder of the blatant prejudice these animals face and can be laid directly at the feet of the hunting lobby. It is not surprising that the two state legislative committees involved in this proposed legislation have as part of their titles alleged “Sporting Heritage”. Read the rest of this entry »

Words From Walt, #4

Nate Blakeslee wrote a remarkable article for The Wall Street Journal on October 7-8, 2017, entitled “The Plight of the West’s Wolves, Wyoming reinstates wolf hunting – with distressing consequences for man and beast.” I found his careful analysis strikingly accurate and agree wholeheartedly with his question “How does a dog loving hunter shoot a wolf?” Read the rest of this entry »

Words from Walt, #3

In this my third Words From Walt, I lament two particular crisis situations for wolf recovery in our country. The first involves Wyoming, where wolves have now lost any Endangered Species Act protection. The second concerns the State of Washington, where wolf packs are being exterminated on federal lands at the behest of ranchers. Read the rest of this entry »