Wander Your Watershed
By Jordan Traverso, Deputy Director of Communications, Education and Outreach, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
At its core, the return of gray wolves to California after nearly 100 years is an ecological success. It showcases the resiliency of nature and a species capable of returning to historic habitat that covers much of the Golden State. At the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), we hope it’s a sign of positive habitat management, applying the right regulations and restrictions, and a well thought out conservation management plan created in preparation for their return. We always believed they would come back. For us, it was a matter of when, not if. But we also always knew it would be met with mixed emotion. I will get to that part in a bit.