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Press Conference to Announce Implementation of Record of Decision for Wolf Planning Process

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Date: September 19, 2018
Contact: Phyllis Green, 906-487-7140
Contact: Liz Valencia, 906-487-7153
Contact: Alexandra Picavet, 402-960-0688

HOUGHTON, MICH – The National Park Service (NPS) is currently making plans to release up to 6 wild wolves at Isle Royale National Park this fall.The project represents the first step in implementing the Record of Decision for the plan addressing the presence of wolves, which was signed by NPS Midwest Regional Director Cam Sholly in June 2018. On September 21, the NPS will hold a press conference to announce the start of the wolf translocation project and provide details on how media can access photos, videos and updates on the process.


  • Mark Romanski, Chief of Natural Resources, Isle Royale National Park
  • Liz Valencia, Chief of Interpretation and Cultural Resources, Isle Royale National Park
  • Michelle Verant, Wildlife Veterinarian, NPS Biological Service Division
  • Alexandra Picavet, Chief of Communications, NPS Midwest Region
  • John Pepin, Deputy Public Information Ifficer, MI Department of Natural Resources
  • Seth Moore, Director, Environent and Biology, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa]


WHEN: September 21, 2018

WHERE: Isle Royale National Park Headquarters, Houghton, MI and via web teleconference

RSVP: To join the webex teleconference or attend in person, RSVP in advance by email to,, or



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