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Wolf management publication for Alaska now available

Cover for the Interagency Wolf Habitat Management Program: Recommendations for Game Management Unit 2 In response to public concern regarding the wolf population in Game Management Unit 2—consisting of Prince of Wales and surrounding islands—and consistent with standards and guidelines in the 2016 Forest Plan, Tongass National Forest facilitated an interagency wolf habitat technical committee to develop recommendations to address wolf mortality concerns.

The committee produced the Interagency Wolf Habitat Management Program: Recommendations for Game Management Unit 2. The document can be viewed at all ranger district offices on the forest and can be downloaded from the forest website.

Forest Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service technical specialists convened from March 2016–2017, and produced a document that addresses five key components of wolf management: deer habitat management, road management, wolf management and mortality, den management and human dimensions.

“Alongside our interagency partners, we developed these recommendations to be a suite of tools that can help land stewards in Southeast Alaska successfully manage wolf habitat and populations,” said Tongass National Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart.

These recommendations focus on Game Management Unit 2, but may also have utility elsewhere on the Tongass National Forest.