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

Arizona Project

Assessment of population size and prey selection patterns of Mexican gray wolves on the San Carlos Apache and Fort Apache Indian Reservations, AZ

July 2006 - September 2010


Participating Agencies

  • Science Support Partnership

To estimate minimum population size, individual identification, and prey selection of wolves through analyses of DNA recovered from scat. Prey selection of three other sympatric carnivore species including mountain lions (Puma concolor), black bears (Ursus americanus), and coyotes (Canis latrans) will also be assessed. In addition, the current attitudes of the White Mountain Apache and San Carlos Tribe with respect to the presence of wolves on the Reservations will be assessed.