Wolves in the Northern Rockies live primarily in remote wilderness areas. They tend to be shy and avoid conflicts with humans. When livestock conflicts do occur, they are most often on public land grazing leases. At present, the regional wolf population stands at about 1,400 animals. While that represents a biologically viable population, it remains far below historic wolf populations. In fact, even where their ranges overlap, wolf concentrations are much lower than other animals including coyotes, mountain lions and bears.