Wolf Range: Facts & Myths
The historic range of gray wolves in the United States stretched over most of the lower 48 states, including Colorado¹ ² ³ ⁴! That range has been drastically reduced because of habitat loss and actions of people to eliminate wolves in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. What do these two maps tell us about the current available and suitable habitat within the gray wolf’s historic range? Click on the maps to enlarge. Respond to the Points to Ponder by examining the maps.