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Michigan DNR seeks help in surveying wolves in northern lower peninsula


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has launched a survey into the wolf population in northern lower Michigan.

The DNR is asking people to help collect information about wolf populations in the northern lower peninsula.

Jennifer Kleitch is a wildlife biologist with the DNR. She said the last survey of area wolves was in 2015.

“The probability of DNR personnel seeing a wolf is very low so it’s helpful to have as many eyes in the field looking. That’s why we’re looking for the public to report in the northern lower peninsula.”

Kleitch said wolves disappeared from the area in the 1900s but there have been scattered sightings since then. She said the survey is hoping to get a better understanding of the presence of wolves in the region.

“Wolves typically are more active this time of year and there’s now available to help us identify tracks as well.”

Kleitch says the DNR is asking people to contact the department if they see wolves - or any evidence of wolves ... like tracks.

The DNR has an app and a phone line to report wolf sightings. You can get information by visiting or calling  989-785-4251, ext. 5233.

The DNR is an underwriter of WCMU.