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    Author(s): Jack G. Oelfke; Rolf O. Peterson; John A. Vucetich; Leah M. Vucetich
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 3: Wilderness as a place for scientific inquiry; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-3. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 246-251
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Isle Royale National Park is a remote island ecosystem in Lake Superior. A long-term research program investigating the wolf and moose populations in the Park has provided the public and scientific community with valuable information on the ecology of these species in this wilderness setting. A persistent decline within the wolf population led to a change in the direction of the research program and research methods used, leading to concerns about the impacts of the research efforts to the wilderness values in the Park. An expert panel review was used to review the issue and provide recommendations to Park management.

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    Citation

    Oelfke, Jack G.; Peterson, Rolf O.; Vucetich, John A.; Vucetich, Leah M. 2000. Wolf research in the Isle Royale wilderness: do the ends justify the means?. In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 3: Wilderness as a place for scientific inquiry; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-3. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 246-251

    Keywords

    wilderness, island, ecosystems, populations, Canis latrans, wolves, Alces alces, moose, research, impacts, values, resource management, Isle Royale National Park, Lake Superior, Michigan

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