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Bangs reflects on Northern Rockies wolf recovery effort

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wolf specialist Ed Bangs, seen here during collaring operations in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., in January 2002, is surprised at how much their numbers have grown in the decade since gray wolves were reintroduced in the area. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wolf specialist Ed Bangs, seen here during collaring operations in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., in January 2002, is surprised at how much their numbers have grown in the decade since gray wolves were reintroduced in the area. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

WILDLIFE -- Ed Bangs worked on wolf recovery for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1988, through the reintroduction in the mid-1990s, until he retired last month.

High Country News editor Ray Ring rounded up Bans for an interview and this perspective of the wildlife biologist's experiences in the field and as a manager of a controversial program.
 




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