CT_Michigan

Threatened and Endangered Species

Michigan

Michigan

The efforts of the WS program in Michigan reflect the diversity of wildlife in the State. Managed by professional wildlife biologists, WS responds with effective, selective, and humane strategies to resolve wildlife conflicts. During the past decade, gray wolf populations have expanded in the Upper Peninsula by approximately 15% per year. As wolf numbers continue to increase, so will conflicts between livestock producers and wolves, whether wolves are threatened, endangered, or delisted. Critical to the successful coexistence of people and wolves is the prompt and effective response to incidents of wolf depredation on livestock. This effort to manage wolves is part of a cooperative program between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan WS.

Species Group
Species Protected
Fed Status
State Status
Total Amount Expended
Bird PLOVER, PIPING
F/E
S/E
Mammal WOLF, GRAY
F/E
S/T
Bird WARBLER, KIRTLAND'S
F/E
S/E
Total Species

F/E - Federal Endangered
F/T - Federal Threatened
S/E - State Endangered

Highlight

The Michigan WS program has expanded to provide two full-time WS specialists to investigate suspected incidents of predation and to determine whether wolves are involved. In addition to working with livestock producers, these specialists also trap wolves so that they can be radio-collared to help establish an accurate count of wolves in the State.

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