Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States

An Endangered Species Success Story

  • Edward Heske
  • Timothy R. Deelen
  • Adrian P. Wydeven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. John A. Vucetich, Rolf O. Peterson
    Pages 35-48
  3. Dean E. Beyer Jr, Rolf O. Peterson, John A. Vucetich, James H. Hammill
    Pages 65-85
  4. Adrian P. Wydeven, Jane E. Wiedenhoeft, Ronald N. Schultz, Richard P. Thiel, Randy L. Jurewicz, Bruce E. Kohn et al.
    Pages 87-105
  5. Richard P. Thiel, Wayne Hall, Ellen Heilhecker, Adrian P. Wydeven
    Pages 107-117
  6. David J. Mladenoff, Murray K. Clayton, Sarah D. Pratt, Theodore A. Sickley, Adrian P. Wydeven
    Pages 119-138
  7. Glenn D. DelGiudice, Keith R. McCaffery, Dean E. Beyer Jr, Michael E Nelson
    Pages 155-173
  8. David E. Unger, Paul W. Keenlance, Bruce E. Kohn, Eric M. Anderson
    Pages 175-189
  9. Adrian Treves, Kerry A. Martin, Jane E. Wiedenhoeft, Adrian P. Wydeven
    Pages 191-204
  10. Bruce E. Kohn, Eric M. Anderson, Richard P. Thiel
    Pages 217-232
  11. Peter David
    Pages 267-277
  12. David B. Ruid, William J. Paul, Brian J. Roell, Adrian P. Wydeven, Robert C. Willging, Randy L. Jurewicz et al.
    Pages 279-295
  13. Pamela S. Troxell, Karlyn Atkinson Berg, Holly Jaycox, Andrea Lorek Strauss, Peggy Struhsacker, Peggy Callahan
    Pages 297-309
  14. Adrian P Wydeven, Timothy R Van Deelen, Edward J Heske
    Pages 331-337
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 339-350

About this book


The western Great Lakes region of the United States is the only portion of the lower 48 states where wolves were never completely extirpated. This region contains the areas where many of the first modern concepts of wolf conservation and research were developed, and where many early proponents of wolf conservation such as Aldo Leopold, Sigurd Olson, and Durward Allen lived and worked. The Great Lakes region also is the first place in the U. S. where "endangered" wolf populations recovered. During this recovery, we learned much about wolf biology and ecology, endangered species management, carnivore conservation, landscape ecology, depredation management, and social aspects of wildlife conservation. "Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States," traces wolf recovery from diverse perspectives ranging from ecology, management, and policy to the cultural, social, and historical significance of wolves.


Isle Royale Moos Superior National Forest Wisconsin biodiversity carnivore conservation depredation environmental management morphology population dynamics recovery wildlife wildlife biology wildlife ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward Heske
  • Timothy R. Deelen
  • Adrian P. Wydeven

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