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Wolves In The West

Official Blog of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project

A year with the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project

on December 29, 2017 at 3:04 PM By | Rocky Mountain Wolf Project | 2 Comments |
Is it just us, or did this year really fly by? It feels like just yesterday when we launched our project to restore the gray wolf to the great public wildlands of western Colorado. Since then, we've crisscrossed the state and have talked to tens of thousands of Coloradans—online and offline—about the importance of conservation efforts to re-establish the gray wolf.
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11 Things More Dangerous Than Wolves

on November 8, 2017 at 3:06 PM By | Rocky Mountain Wolf Project | 25 Comments |
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.
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The Gray Wolf Belongs In Colorado’s Wild

Colorado’s natural balance—and how wolves fit in. Our project, launched nearly six months ago, rests on one primary objective: bringing the gray wolf back to Colorado. Before we explain how we want to reintroduce the gray wolf to Colorado, let’s explore the why. Wolves have been missing from Colorado’s landscape for over half a century, since humans forced them out in the 1940s. Colorado was their historic home but after decades of human activities, like hunting and trapping, they have essentially disappeared from the wild. For years, they roamed the Rockies and kept our balance in check and now... they're missing.
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Why wolves mate for life and 22 other interesting things to know about these animals.

on May 6, 2017 at 10:29 AM By | Rocky Mountain Wolf Project | 7 Comments | Wolves Fun Facts
By SIMONE SCULLY, originally published on UpWorthy
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Why conservationists want to bring wolves back to Colorado.

Originally written and published in partnership with the team at UpWorthy.
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Returning Wolf Howls to Colorado

Originally written and published on The Huffington Post. 
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These 14 photos of beautiful American wildlife remind us why we need to protect them.

By SIMONE SCULLY, originally published on UpWorthy
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Colorado’s Call of the Wild

Originally written and published on Medium by the Natural Resources Defense Council.      
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When wolves were reintroduced in Yellowstone, some unexpected species benefitted.

on April 6, 2017 at 3:57 PM By | Rocky Mountain Wolf Project | 2 Comments | Wolves Yellowstone Elk Ecosystem Deer
By SIMONE SCULLY, originally published on On a quiet hike in Yellowstone National Park, some lucky visitors might get to hear an amazing sound: the howl of a gray wolf.
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Our Project is about Balance

on March 14, 2017 at 8:59 PM By | Rocky Mountain Wolf Project | 11 Comments |
For years, wolves have roamed the rim rock canyons and snow-capped peaks of Colorado. They were a staple of our state and of the West. But now: a voice has gone missing from the wild. 
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