Gray Wolves on the Move: Colorado Wildlife Officials Release Latest GPS Tracking Data | News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have reported no wolf deaths and no reported livestock predation in the past 30 days as the agency continues to track gray wolves in Colorado.

The updated map, posted Wednesday on the CPW website, continues to inform the public, recreationists and ranchers about where collared wolves have been over the past month.

• Collar activity from Feb. 28 to March 25 shows gray wolves crossing U.S. Highway 40 east of Winter Park and Granby, but not across the Continental Divide.

• Collaring activity shows wolves have also migrated west of CO Highway 14 in North Park into the Park Range east of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

• Collar activity also shows wolves moving farther west near the Utah-Colorado border into much of Rio Blanco and northern Garfield County, north of Glenwood Springs and Rifle.

• One of the collars placed on a wolf relocated from Oregon is no longer sending signals to CPW biologists. The animal with the failed collar is traveling with another animal with a functioning collar, allowing CPW to monitor this animal at this time. CPW confirmed that the animal with the defective collar was still alive based on visual confirmation from an aircraft.

• A collar from another wolf has been identified as partially functional and may not be fully functional in the near future.

“This map shows watersheds where collared wolves have been in Colorado over the past 30 days. A watershed is a geographical unit that directs water to a specific body of water.

Every month, CPW releases an updated map showing collared wolf movements over the past 30 days.

Wildlife officials said they reserve the right to “buffer” wolves' locations on the map if doing so endangers the wolves' safety.

CPW said the map's accuracy will decrease over time as the animals breed in the wild and other uncollared wolves may move into the area from other states.

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