Gray Wolf Recovery
Weekly Progress Report

Week of November 16 - November 22, 2002


NEW WEB ADDRESS - See for maps of wolf pack locations and home ranges, tables of wolf numbers and depredations, and summaries of scientific studies.

A coyote trapper incidentally caught 2 gray female wolf pups in coyote sets in the northwest Paradise Valley. He immediately called WS specialist Jim Rost. Jim radio-collared and released the 2 wolves. They were in great shape. We suspect they may be from the newly discovered pack in the Wine Glass Mountain area. Radio locations are being collected to confirm that suspicion. A special thanks to the coyote trapper and Jim Rost for so quickly and professionally handling this situation. Great job!!

The Service is once again asking for help from big game hunters in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming during the big-game hunting season. Please report any sightings of wolf activity to the nearest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state Fish and Game Agency, Forest Service, BLM, Tribal, or USDA Wildlife Services office. We thank everyone for their cooperation.

Livestock Depredations & Management (control)

Nothing new to report.


Nothing new to report.

Information, Education & Law Enforcement

On the 17-20th, Bangs, Fontaine, Jimenez, and Niemeyer attended the Defenders of Wildlife 4th biannual Carnivore Conference in Monterey, CA. Bangs was moderator for one of the wolf sessions and gave a multi- coauthor paper on wolf restoration in the northwestern United States. About 800 people attended the conference which included papers on a wide variety of carnivores and carnivore management topics including aquatic and those outside of North America.

Wyoming released its state wolf management plan for public comment and began a series of public meetings throughout Wyoming about the plan. Contact Wyoming Game and Fish for further information at 307-777-4600 or at

Call for papers: Papers are now being accepted for the 2003 North American Interagency Wolf Conference, April 8 - 10, 2003 at Chico Hot Springs, Pray, MT. Please submit a one page single spaced abstract which includes your full contact information, affiliations, and authors, by email to Joseph Fontaine at . Topics include, but are not limited to, wolf biology and conservation, conflict management, predator and prey relationships, law enforcement, forensics, population status, state wolf management planning, national wolf reclassification and delisting, ethics, environmental education, and public outreach. Please submit a digital picture related to your research or topic to include in the agenda and on the website. We can also scan images sent by mail. Registration for the conference will begin November 1, 2002 and you may contact Suzanne Laverty at for details.

Call for Papers:

The Central Rockies Wolf Project is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the World Wolf Congress 2003 - Bridging Science and Community, to be held at the Banff Centre (Banff, Canada) from September 25-28, 2003. Please visit for complete information.

The Central Rockies Wolf Project is inviting the world community to share scientific and community approaches to wolf management and conservation. This congress will bring together an international delegation of scientists, government agencies, hunters, ranchers, conservationists, members of the business community, artisans, and the general public to discuss wolf ecology and conservation.

We invite you to submit an individual paper or poster abstract submission for the World Wolf Congress 2003. Abstract submissions must be received by March 15, 2003. Abstracts will be judged by the WWC 2003 Scientific Advisory Committee. For a complete listing of the committee, please visit

Please see the attachments for the Call for Papers (in pdf format) and Abstract form (in MS Word format). Further, Please feel free to forward these attachments to other interested persons. Queries regarding the Call for Papers can be sent to

Delegate registration for the World Wolf Congress 2003 will begin Monday October 21, 2002. Registration information can be found on-line at beginning October 21, 2002. Queries can be sent to

General congress queries can be sent to

We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you at the World Wolf Congress 2003.

Steve Wadlow
Congress Director

Mark Barker
Congress Steering Committee

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