"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community; it is wrong when it tends otherwise."
an American author, scientist, ecologist,
forester, and environmentalist
Evidence seems to suggest wolves are attempting to naturally re-colonize Northeast US. The availability of wolf prey and habitat has been documented to support wolf recovery, as both are abundant in the Northeast. The only obstacle to the return of the wolf in the Northeast is leadership and a clear plan for its recovery.
In the Northeast, wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act. However, all five states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York) fail to have sufficient precautions in place to protect wolves. None of the five states has a management plan to address the potential return of wolves. None of these states promote wolf recovery. All of these factors put wolves at great risk in the Northeast.
The return of the wolf to the Northeast will reflect a more fully functional and wild ecosystem in the Northeast. Considering the complexities of the debate, the Northeast Wolf Coalition is a working group of partner organizations, scientific mentors and advisers who collaborate on the critical issues that relate to the return of the wolf to the Northeast.