If wolves are reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park some of them could eventually wander into Utah, a U.S. Fish and Game biologist said.
While a lone wolf occasionally would travel the 150 miles to northern Utah, "it could be decades before two wolves of the opposite sex that liked each other met in Utah and became a breeding pair," said Edward E. Bangs.Dick Carter, Utah Wilderness Association, said wolves once lived in the Uinta Mountains, Book Cliffs and probably the Wasatch Range but were killed by early ranchers.
"Wolves would fit very nicely back into the High Uintas Wilderness Area," Carter said. "There are lots of moose, lots of elk and lots of open space."
Bangs was in Salt Lake City recently to discuss the proposal to reintroduce gray wolves into Yellowstone.