Idaho's wolf population booms, but at a cost to its own
By Nicholas Collias
In the eyes of those in charge of managing Idaho's wolves, 2005 is a very different time than 1999. "Early on in wolf recovery, when we were trying to get this population to grow, every wolf was valuable," explains Carter Niemeyer, FWS wolf recovery coordinator for Idaho. "Now, we have wolves all over the backcountry. We don't feel it's necessary to go out and raise wolves in captivity, or relocate them."
Six private homes will be featured in this year's tours, and preservationists say the North End neighborhood is the true attraction, with some of the oldest trees in the valley surrounding homes built in multiple architectural styles dating back to the early 1900s.
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