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Importance of Gila National Forest For Mexican Wolf Recovery

KRWG TV, a local New Mexico NPR affiliate, shared our press release about our newly designed maps that demonstrate the importance of maintaining landscape connectivity between Northern Arizona and the Gila National Forest for Mexican wolf recovery.

“The Forest Service, along with all public land managers in the Southwest, have a duty to assist Mexican wolf recovery through responsible management,” said Kim Crumbo, conservation director for Wildlands Network. “We hope that by providing these agencies with better information about likely wolf movement patterns, they can take proactive measures to maintain the ecological integrity of habitat and to implement human-wolf conflict avoidance strategies, which together are critical to successful recovery of the Lobo.”

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