Consider this — Drinking coffee and using a vending machine pose a greater risk to your safety than the gray wolf. Movies, cartoons, and other media dating back centuries paint a very different picture. Wolves are big, bad, and scary, right? — Not exactly. This characterization makes for some really popular Hollywood movies, but they’re not based in reality. The gray wolf can be dangerous-- nobody’s disputing that--but they do a stellar job staying out of our way. In fact, we’ve coexisted with them for centuries until humans eradicated gray wolf populations and pushed them out of their natural home — the Rocky Mountains! Our project started last spring with one goal in mind — to begin a conversation in Colorado and throughout the West that could help bring the gray wolf home.