From the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado:
Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Admittedly, I wasn’t sure where I stood on this issue before it came to me from this week’s Editorial Advisory Board question. There are lots of issues to consider such as human safety, livestock, hunters, re-establishment of natural ecosystems, and the plight of the wolves themselves. Luckily, as I learned, there is plenty of data available, because there are quite a few places in the United States that have seen a reestablishment of formerly indigenous wolf populations. Did you know that Minnesota can claim the largest wolf population in the lower 48 states? Anywhere from 2,000 to 3,200 wolves currently call the state home.