Plan To Let Wolves Wander Draws Sharp Reactions September 9, 2013 Arizona

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Plan To Let Wolves Wander Draws Sharp Reactions September 9, 2013 Arizona, Payson Roundup
...  allowing Mexican gray wolves to spread outside the long-standing recovery area in a wilderness on the Arizona-New Mexico border...  When the federal government reintroduced wolves to Yellowstone National Park, it led to a 50 percent decline in the elk herds.  On the other hand, many ecologists and biologists hailed that change. They note that as a keystone predator, wolves play a crucial role in the food chain. The reduction of the elk herds in Yellowstone allowed the re-growth of cottonwood and aspen, which the elk had munched down to a nub...


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