Nature’s Course: Wolves of Isle Royale Supplemental Materials

Presentation with Dr. Rolf Peterson of Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale

News About Isle Royale

NPS Releases Four More Wolves on Michigan’s Isle Royale

March 4, 2019

Before the National Park Service began its wolf relocation project last fall, the last two wolves to call Isle Royale home were at risk of vanishing from the island altogether,…

Two Wolves Released on Isle Royale!

September 27, 2018

With only two wolves remaining on Isle Royale, wolves are at risk of vanishing from the island altogether along with the island’s ongoing wolf-moose study that began almost 60 years…

NPS May Soon Restore Wolves to Isle Royale

March 17, 2018

Friday, the National Park Service (NPS) tentatively decided to transport 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale in Michigan over the next three years to replenish a population that has nearly…

Climate Change, Wolves, and their Future on Isle Royale

October 19, 2013

Though several factors have played a role in the Isle Royale wolves’ demise, Biologists Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich assert that the most prominent cause of their plight is something…

The Wolves of Isle Royale Face Extinction

March 31, 2011

Rolf Peterson of Michigan Tech University was the lead biologist on Isle Royale for decades. In this photo, Peterson gives WCC educators an opportunity to help process an elk that…