Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Minnesota
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Minnesota Project

Minnesota residents’ attitudes toward wolves & wolf management

August 2019 - June 2020


Participating Agencies

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The Division of Fish and Wildlife is engaged in an update to the Minnesota Wolf Management Plan. Public input and engagement are at the forefront of these efforts. Understanding the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of stakeholders can enhance the legitimacy and efficacy of agency decisions with respect to wolf management, while helping to minimize conflict. We propose to assess stakeholder attitudes toward wolves in Minnesota in general, their preferences for potential management priorities, their values toward wildlife, preferred options for funding wolf management, and tolerance of wolves on the landscape.