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Park Service Won't Meet Peters' Deadline for Wolf Plan

posted Sep 5, 2015, 4:50 PM by chloe owens

8/29/15, by John Barnes, Detroit News

Park service won’t meet Peters’ deadline for wolf plan

The National Park Service has told U.S. Sen. Gary Peters it will not meet the one-year deadline he sought for a plan to save wolves and moose on Isle Royale.  The island’s wolves are nearly extinct, too inbred and weak.  Without predators, the moose population is exploding, they are overbrowsing.  Checks and balances are no longer working, experts say.  The latest research showed just three wolves remain on the island, and one was not expected to survive.  There are an estimated 1,250 moose, up from about 500 in 2009…The park service told Peters it would take two years to come up with a plan.