Park searching for a few good predators | VailDaily.com

Park searching for a few good predators

Allen Best

GRAND LAKE – Reintroduction of wolves into Rocky Mountain National Park remains a possibility. For several decades, the park has been troubled by too many elk. Without predators – or human hunters – the elk are damaging the park’s trees and plants. A recent study identifies several options, including killing of elk – called “lethal reduction” in the study – by National Park Service personnel or contractors.Birth control and wolves also are forms of lethal reduction.Vail, Colorado