Decisions impact nature, wolves January 7, 2012 Maine

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Decisions impact nature January 7, 2012 Maine, Kennebec Journal, Allen Aflield 

... 1995 wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park. ...fewer elk meant less foraging on hardwood browse, increasing the acreage of forests and decreasing grasslands ... Elk modified their behavior to survive wolves ... on steep slopes, in thickets and around flooded areas that had abundant food but limited escape routes. Elk steering clear of vulnerable spot allowed poplars, willows and cottonwood to thrive because these tree species suddenly had "sanctuaries." 

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