The first steps in creating a plan to manage the wolf population on Isle Royale begins in earnest this week with a series of public hearings.
Nine wolves lived on the island two years ago, now only three do.
Park Superintendent Phyllis Green says, so far, they’ve been letting nature take its course to see if new wolves move on to the island.
But that hasn’t gone as planned.
The hearings will be held on the island, in Houghton and in neighboring Minnesota.
People can also chime in on the island’s website.
A final decision won’t be made until 2017.