Following the news that wolves may be returning to Colorado of their own accord, Diana F. Tomback, Professor of Integrative Biology, told Newsweek, "Wolves are legally endangered species in Colorado, and protected by law. However, this pack ranges near the border of two states that do not have legal protections for wolves."
Additionally, Tomback explained to Audubon recently the key role Clark’s Nutcrackers will have in an ongoing, multi-century restoration strategy for whitebark pines. “It’s going to take a few human generations to get this done,” Tomback says. “Let’s hope someone has a good attention span.”
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