A media release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the Wyoming population of gray wolves is recovered, and is no longer considered an endangered species. The most recent minimum population estimate for the wolves shows the Northern Rocky Mountain wolf population stands at more than 1700 adults and 109 breeding pairs. Suitable habitat for the wolves statewide is currently at or above long-term carrying capacity.
Starting September 30, wolves in Wyoming will be regulated under an approved management plan, as they are in Montana and Idaho. The population has exceeded annual recovery goals for the last decade.