Helpful Resources To Better Understand the Isle Royale Wolf Reintroduction
Phyllis Green served as Isle Royale National Park’s Superintendent for 18 years before retiring in 2019. Her federal service career spanned 41 years, including 22 years in the US Forest Service. As head of the park, Green led the process of reintroducing wolves onto Isle Royale.
Doug Smith is a Senior Wildlife Biologist and project leader for the Wolf Restoration Project in Yellowstone National Park. He has been with the program since its inception and has studied wolves for over 20 years. Prior to Yellowstone, he worked with wolves on Isle Royale. Smith served as an advisor for the Isle Royale National Park wolf reintroduction program.
John Vucetich is a Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Conservation at Michigan Tech University. He is co-director of the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project, the longest continuous study of any predator-prey system in the world. Before leading the study, Vucetich began working with the project as a field technician in the early 1990s.
Jay Austin is a professor and department head of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he works with the Large Lakes Observatory. His research focuses on the long-term effects of climate change on large lakes, especially how ice fits into the picture.
Kevin Proescholdt is the Conservation Director at Wilderness Watch, a nonprofit organization focusing on the preservation and proper stewardship of lands and rivers included in the National Wilderness Preservation System.