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New Issue of Yellowstone Science Celebrates 20 Years of Wolves
By Moosetrack Megan


The latest issue of Yellowstone Science celebrates wolf restoration and many of the scientific research projects and findings on wolves of Yellowstone since reintroduction, over 20 years ago.

Dozens of collaborators contributed to this important issue which offers a “view into the complicated, rewarding world of bringing wildness back” wrote Doug Smith, the issue’s guest editor and Yellowstone’s Wolf Project leader.
The issue begins with thoughts about lessons learned since wolf reintroduction from former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, who oversaw the reintroduction in 1995. Additional articles present recent research on wolf territoriality and inter-pack aggression, infectious diseases, and wolf predation dynamics. A comprehensive list of wolf facts, thoughts about wolf-watching from longtime park employee Rick McIntyre, and the cover artwork of Emily Harrington make this issue a compelling read for anyone interested in learning about wolves and their influence on Yellowstone National Park.
The publication is produced by Yellowstone National Park with support from the Yellowstone Association and the Yellowstone Park Foundation. The issue is currently being mailed to subscribers and is available online (content and a free PDF download of the complete issue) at nps.gov/yellowstonescience.
Subscription information is available at nps.gov/yellowstonescience. Due to the cost of printing, we encourage users to consider a digital subscription.