Wolf populations have continued to increase after the Endangered Species Act of 1973 within the United States. Many resilient populations have reestablished themselves and have since become delisted as endangered species. Wolf reestablishment, especially near areas close to humans, has created new management problems that wildlife and land managers are responsible for solving. As wolf populations grow and human development pushes closer and closer to wild areas, conflicts pertaining to depredation of livestock, safety of pets and citizens, and potential effects on prey species populations arise. Since multiple interest groups are involved in wolf management, it is dire that wolf related mandates have multidisciplinary approaches in order to please all groups and dissolve tension. Using peer reviewed scientific literature, this research will show that the best wolf management plan for the state of Michigan will accomplish this peace, be cost effective, and ultimately beneficial to the species itself as a whole.
Ball, Madison, "A Comparative Analysis of Predator Management Techniques of North American Wolf Species and Potential Applications in Michigan" (2014). Honors Projects. 293.