Wolves In The West

Official Blog of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project

The Environmental Benefits of Reintroducing Wolves in Colorado

on May 14, 2019 at 8:38 AM By | Rocky Mountain Wolf Project | 16 Comments | Wolves Ecosystem reestablishment reintroduction
The wild wolf is part of America's natural heritage. The gray wolf once roamed Colorado. It's unfortunate that wolves were a misunderstood species.
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The Importance of Wolf Reintroduction Explained

on April 18, 2019 at 10:57 AM By | Rocky Mountain Wolf Project | 16 Comments | Ecosystem reestablishment reintroduction
Turns out, Little Red Riding Hood got it all wrong. The big bad wolf is not so bad after all.
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9 Myths about the Gray Wolf You Shouldn't Believe

The gray wolf is one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. Billed as the big, bad wolf long ago, this deep misunderstanding has meant fatal consequences for the gray wolf.
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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 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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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 | 4 Comments | Wolves Yellowstone Elk Ecosystem Deer
By SIMONE SCULLY, originally published on Upworthy.com 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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