Grey Wolves in Idaho

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In America, many of us have witnessed earth’s most beautiful and natural wonders. Throughout the years many settlers would pick a location based on its natural resources as well as its breath-taking scenery. Most of earth’s inhabitants have visited places such as the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls to revel in its majestic beauty. Sadly, in order to maintain the explosion of human procreation we are forced to cross boundaries with our surrounding environments. This is where issues arise, and we begin to see wildlife intermixing with human life. We start to fear for our own and arm ourselves ready to battle nature; as though wildlife were the intruders. In any sense, they are the ones we have exiled from their own lands. We did not leave them a choice. For centuries people have been reshaping natural habitats to sustain our civilization, and in doing so we threaten the existence of native wildlife such as the Rocky Mountain Grey Wolf. In an attempt to right a wrong, Wildlife officials began reintroducing Canadian Grey Wolves. This too has created an imbalance causing citizens and officials of Idaho to take action into their own hands. It is my understanding, that these events developed into a threat as Idaho became more populated with human life. European settlers began to explore areas such as Idaho during the early 1800’s. The settlers saw opportunity in Idaho, Oregon, and Montana due to the large quantities of trees necessary for building of homes and other provisions. The clearing of trees caused the destruction of wildlife habitats which were homes to the native creatures occupying the area. With the expansion of settlements came the first encounters with wolves. According to Robert J. Noecker, an analyst in Natur... ... middle of paper ... ...ieved December 15, 2013, from http://www.skinnymoose.com/bbb/2011/01/21/native-rocky-mountain-wolves-v-introduced-canadian-gray-wolves/ Maughan, R. (1998, September 25). Idaho wolf reintroduction, overview and history. Idaho wolf reintroduction, overview and history. Retrieved December 15, 2013, from http://www.forwolves.org/ralph/wpages/idaho-o.htm#The%201995%20Idaho%20reintroduction Maughan, R. (2006, May 2). Native Rocky Mountain Wolves v. Introduced Canadian Gray Wolves. Black Bear Blog. Retrieved December 15, 2013, from http://www.skinnymoose.com/bbb/2011/01/21/native-rocky-mountain-wolves-v-introduced-canadian-gray-wolves/ Noecker, R. J. (1997, August 1). CRS Report: 97-747 - The Reintroduction of Wolves - NLE. CRS Report: 97-747 - The Reintroduction of Wolves - NLE. Retrieved December 15, 2013, from http://www.cnie.org/NLE/CRSreports/Biodiversity/biodv-13.cfm

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