Mexican Gray Wolf Reintroduction
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners have been reintroducing Mexican gray wolves into the wild since 1998. Based on recent reviews, biologists have decided to continue the wolf reintroduction in Arizona and New Mexico. However, revisions to the original plan may need to be made, and in 2007 we asked for your input on how to best improve the program.
The Service held 12 public scoping meetings in November and December, 2007. The meetings were conducted in an open-house format, where meeting attendees viewed informational panels about the Mexican wolf recovery program, listened to a presentation of known issues, and talked with representatives of agencies involved with the Mexican wolf recovery process.
Meeting Presentation Materials
- Known Issues Presentation (196 KB)
- Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (1.3 MB)
- Panel 1 - The Mexican Gray Wolf (1.9 MB)
- Panel 2 - Strategizing a Comeback (1.5 MB)
- Panel 3 - Roadmap to Recovery (964 KB)
- Panel 4 - Food for Survival (2.2 MB)
- Panel 5 - The Mexican Wolf Range (1.9 MB)
- Panel 6a - Working Together (3.7 MB)
- Panel 6b - Current Regulations (1.2 MB)
- Panel 7 - Balancing Act (3 MB)
- Panel 8 - Involving the Public (2.6 MB)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Mexican Wolf as endangered in 1976. In 1982, U.S. and Mexican wildlife agencies adopted the Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, which called for the return of 100 wolves in the wild by 2003, and the reintroduction began in 1998.