Wolf expert to address Yellowstone population June 02, 2005 9:43 AM
Wolf expert to address Yellowstone population
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CODY - In 1995, the gray wolf was reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. The ten years since have seen those touting its success on the one side, and those decrying it ever happened on the other.
Douglas W. Smith, who led the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Restoration project, assesses the past 10 years on June 7 at the Buffalo Bill
Historical Center's Coe Auditorium. Smith's presentation begins at 12:15 p.m. and is free.
Smith will present an overview of population dynamics, predator-prey relationships and ecosystem effects of wolves in Yellowstone since 1995, with a look ahead to what the next 10 years will likely bring.
Before his experience with Yellowstone wolves, Smith studied wolves in Isle Royale, Mich., and in Minnesota between 1979 and 1992. He has co-authored two books on wolves and participated in several documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society and the British Broadcasting Co.
For more information, call Charles Preston at 578-4078.