The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ citizen-based northern Lower Peninsula wolf … Wolf Recovery in … Wolves in the Lower Peninsula, not even that far from where I was hiking. Michigan's remote national park in Lake Superior is now more than a year into a program to bring up to 30 new wolves to the island. cities in three days. And none has recently been detected south of that highway. In a … The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for evidence of wolves in the northern Upper Peninsula. The number of wolves registered in 1956 was 30; in 1957, unknown; in 1958, seven; in 1959, one. The wild has returned to the Lower Peninsula. Recovery and Management. Between February 19 and March 15 the DNR is conducting a survey and asking anyone who sees a gray wolf in the northern Lower Peninsula to report it. They have also recently been documented in the northern Lower Peninsula for the first time in nearly 100 years, presumably crossing the frozen Straits of Mackinac in the winter. For only the second time in over a century, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed that a wild gray wolf has been seen in the state’s Lower Peninsula. Number of wolves: 662 (as of 2019), not including the 15 (approximately) on Isle Royale (as of 2020) Population trend: Stable (increasing on Isle Royale due to translocations) Legal status: Endangered, federally protected (as of December 19, 2014) Human Relationships. A southwest Michigan fur buyer was about to hit eight U.P. In 1960, Michigan repealed the bounty and in 1965, granted the wolf full protection by law. I have never seen a wolf in Michigan despite my extensive time spent at Isle Royale. The distribution of wolves is larger than the colored map indicates, extending through much of the UP. A pack of wolves that is growing and, no doubt, expanding its territory. By Kelly House (Bridge–Michigan Environmental Watch) The Trump administration has announced plans to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list, stripping the animals of federal protections and handing control over to states including Michigan, where nearly 700 wolves roam the Upper Peninsula. That doesn’t mean that there are wolves in the L.P., but the DNR wants to know, either way. Conservation Officer Joel Lundberg was brought in from the Lower Peninsula. Wolves were also protected as an endangered species in Michigan beginning in 1974 as a result of the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. Gray wolves have been found only rarely in the past 15 years in the Lower Peninsula north of highway M-55, which runs east-west between Manistee on Lake Michigan and Tawas City on Lake Huron, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Gray wolves have been found only rarely in the past 15 years in the Lower Peninsula north of highway M-55, which runs east-west between Manistee on Lake Michigan and Tawas City on Lake Huron, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). And none has recently been detected south of that … “Given the low probability of observing an actual wolf or its tracks in the Lower Peninsula,” said The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will survey wolves in the state's northern Lower Peninsula from Tuesday through March 15. Michigan DNR asking for help to track wolves in Lower Peninsula.