Mexican Gray Wolf Reintroduction

A Mexican wolf laying in the grass.

Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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.

View Comments Received During the Scoping Process

Meeting Presentation Materials

Recovery Plan

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.