Ranching with Wolves: Lessons from the Northern Rockies January 28th, 6:00-8:00: Matt Barnes is a range scientist, wildlife conservationist, and former ranch manager. He works with landowners and managers to improve rangeland stewardship and prevent conflicts with large carnivores such as wolves.
The dysfunctional approaches of industries and agencies to wolf management February 25th, 6:00 – 8:00: Erik Molvar is a wildlife biologist and Executive Director of Western Watersheds Project Executive Director, Western Watersheds Project.
Living with Wolves March 11th, 6:00-8:00: Jim and Jamie Dutcher are the creators of Living with Wolves. They documented the lives of the wolves of the Sawtooth Pack on the edge of Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness and, for more than 20 years, have focused their lives on the study and documentation of wolf behavior. As two of America’s experts on wolves, they are devoted to sharing their unique background to understand this keystone social species better.
Return of the wolf to the Rockies: Will science or politics shape the homecoming of Canis lupus? March 25th, 6:00-8:00: Michael Robinson is a senior conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity and lives in a rural community at the edge of the Gila National Forest in New Mexico. The Gila is part of the range of a small population of reintroduced Mexican gray wolves. The Center is a nationwide non-profit conservation organization that played a role along with the Sierra Club and other organizations in helping to pass Proposition 114, requiring wolf reintroduction in Colorado.
With the passage of Proposition 114, wolves will be restored to Colorado by December of 2023. Coloradans will decide how wolves will be managed in our state. “Wolves need Colorado and Colorado needs wolves - to provide a connection between packs living in Wyoming, New Mexico and Arizona, and to restore a natural balance to our remaining wildlands” said Delia Malone of the Sierra Club. Currently wolves occupy only about 15 percent of their historical range in North America.
The exhibit is free and open through March 27, 2022. See admission hours at www.powsci.org. Covid safety precautions will be required.