Wolves roaming along the North Fork of the Flathead River apparently weren't disturbed by a 38,000-acre blaze that charred portions of the Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park in September, wildlife researchers say.
University of Montana researchers working on the Wolf Ecology Project say the Camas Pack, thought to include 14 wolves, was spotted 10 times during November. Nine of the sightings were inside Glacier National Park.The pack also spends time in the Flathead River drainage of British Columbia and denned there this season after denning in Glacier Park in 1987.
The Red Bench Fire roared through areas of the park that are favored by the wolves, researchers say.
Marcie Clogg, a spokeswoman for the park, says the wolves were seen in the burned areas of the park this month.
"They are using the area like nothing ever happened," she said this week.