Researching Denali's Wolves

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two wolves in the snow look at the camera

NPS photo

In 2010, Denali National Park and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with the cooperation of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, began a study of wolf movements, wolf survival, and wolf viewing opportunities along the Denali Park Road. This study is investigating a variety of factors that might influence sightings of wolves on the park road including:

  • Wolf abundance
  • Harvest of wolves outside of park boundaries
  • Den location
  • Pack size and composition (adults, pups, etc.)
  • Individual behavior
  • Pack social structure
  • Pack proximity to the road
We expect this on-going study to inform the NPS on how wolf management practices outside Denali’s boundaries impact wolf populations and the likelihood of seeing wolves within the park.

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    Wolf Scholarship

    Detailed Bibliography of Wolf-Related Research and Scholarship

    Source: Data Store Collection 3730 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

    Last updated: July 16, 2018

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