ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE
PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed
RANGE: Southeast Alaska mainland from Dixon Entrance to Yakutat Bay, and on many islands within the Alexander Archipelago
THREATS: Legal and illegal hunting; loss of habitat due to logging and road building; decline of Sitka black-tailed deer, the wolf’s primary food source, due to development of old-growth forests
POPULATION TREND: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the Alexander Archipelago wolf population to be between 750 and 1,500 individuals. Long-term survival for the wolf will depend primarily on maintaining an adequate number of prey species, notably Sitka black-tailed deer.