Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter
It’s been almost 20 years since wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and the wilderness of Idaho and placed on the endangered species list. At the time, advocates said wolves would be a vital link in the natural ecosystem. Returning the park’s premier natural predator, would help control the park’s surplus elk and bison population. Worried about the affect of wolves on their livelihoods, ranchers and hunters protested the reintroduction, some even filing lawsuits.