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.
MWC started in 1994 as an all-volunteer organization. We remain that way today. Although we operate on a shoestring budget, there are expenses, the biggest of which is this website which allows us to get the message of northeast wolf recovery around the globe. In 2015, we hope to raise $2,000 which will allow us to purchase a digital projector, laptop, screen and perhaps a sound system to give power point presentations around the state and maybe elsewhere as time permits. Once we reach our goal and purchase the equipment, we will put photos of the equipment on our website. Here is one photo from our presentation. Read the rest of this entry »
As we wait for the USFWS decision regarding delisting gray wolves in the northeast and declaring the eastern wolf to be the one wolf species native to the northeast, MWC continues to look for wolves that science and physical evidence tell us are here. We recently received a report of a large canid no more than ten miles from where a wolf was killed in eastern Maine in 1996. MWC went to the site of the report, placed a trail camera with scent bait, and collected a scat for possible later DNA analysis. We plan to leave the camera in place until deep snows prevent us from retrieving it. We know that one or more large canids uses the trail on which the camera is located, based upon the size and location of the scat. See photo of the animal’s tracks. The dollar bill is approximately six inches long. Read the rest of this entry »
In September 1994, we started the Maine Wolf Coalition at the Common Ground Fair in Windsor, Maine. We built a booth, purchased booth space and signed up our first members. Given the newness about the wolf recovery issue and the controversy it generated, we felt extremely lucky just to be able to participate. This year, we celebrated our 20th anniversary and our 21st consecutive appearance at the Common Ground Fair. Once again, our booth was very popular as we met and spoke with many folks from Maine and elsewhere about wolf recovery in the northeast. Read the rest of this entry »