Wolves of Isle Royale

The wolves and moose of Isle Royale are part of the longest predator-prey study in history. Recently, the wolf population has crashed, leaving only 2 wolves that are highly inbred. The only way new wolves can access Isle Royale is over an ice bridge across Lake Superior. With climate change, the ice bridges that used to form 80% of the time, now only have a 10% chance of forming, and the next ice bridge may be the last. Should our National Parks do something about the effects of climate change if they can?

Produced by Kim Leadholm, Kianna Heller, Julia Peterson, and Memphis Cleveland at Black River Falls High School in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Mentor support provided by Andy Soth, Trevor Keller and John Dollar. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Julie Tiedens.

Special thanks to Isle Royale National Park for the opportunity to explore the natural, cultural and educational resources being preserved for visitors from around the country and world by the park and its rangers.

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