The DNR is updating its Wolf Management Plan and is looking for comments from the public. The plan was created in 2008 to identify important issues and attitudes towards wolves and their management. DNR Deputy Public Information Officer Debbie Munson Badini says four goals were ultimately created: maintain a viable wolf population, facilitate wolf–related benefits, minimize wolf–related conflicts, and conduct science–based and socially acceptable management of wolves.
The wolf management plan takes into consideration scientific findings to maintain a healthy wolf population. Badini adds it also looks into social science to help manage wolves.
Those interested in commenting on the wolf management plan can take a survey now through December 11. The DNR hopes to have the wolf plan update completed by spring of 2015. To complete the survey, click here.