Missteps and conflict between the state and the feds have hounded the recovery of Arizona and New Mexico’s remaining wolf packs.
The federal agency has been researching nonlethal means to protect livestock for decades. So why is it still killing so many carnivores?
Wolf-livestock conflicts have increased, and ranchers and environmentalists are gathering data to mitigate the clashes.
New regulations help wildlife on federal lands. But they’re still no match for state predator control.
The state’s emphasis on non-lethal control is saving livestock and wolves, but rural residents are still leery.
The feds want to release captive animals to increase genetic diversity in the wild, but New Mexico isn’t having it.
What the right livestock dogs can mean for the maintenance of large predators, like the wolf, on the landscape.