Wolf myth-busting with wildlife biologist Kevin Crooks

From Rocky Mountain PBS:

DENVER — Mention wolves in Colorado and you’ll get a wide range of passionate responses.

“Most of the conflict around wolves isn’t necessarily that direct conflict between people and wolves, but rather it’s conflict among people, among stakeholders with very differing opinions about wolves,” said Kevin Crooks, wildlife professor at Colorado State University with a Ph.D. in biology.

In December 2023, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) experts released 10 gray wolves at undisclosed locations onto public land throughout Summit and Grand counties. The release came after voters in 2020 narrowly passed a ballot initiative to officially reintroduce the wolves.


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