In 1997, the Colorado Division of Wildlife undertook what was to become one of North America’s most high-profile carnivore reintroductions to date. The goal of DOW’s lynx reintroduction program was to establish a self-sustaining lynx population within Colorado, where biologists felt quality lynx habitat still existed. The observations and lessons from this program – the latest in a long line of successful DOW reintroductions – may be helpful in planning future carnivore reintroductions such as wolverines in Colorado and elsewhere.
I hope one time to see one of these magnificent predators in the wild. If I don’t see one in Colorado, they are well-represented in Alaska. Meanwhile, there are other wild felines around that can also capture one’s interest.
Happy Friday evening, True Believers!