West Yellowstone, Montana • July 27-29, 2017

The mission of Speak for Wolves is to create an opportunity for the American people to unite and demand wildlife management reform and restore our national heritage. On July 27-29 2017 Americans from all over the country will meet in West Yellowstone, Montana to discuss, strategize and unite in building a coalition to address the need to reform wildlife management in America. It’s time for wildlife management to integrate the science of the 21st century and the ever-changing demographics and values of our citizenry.
The status quo of wildlife management in America is broken and it needs to be fixed. Gray wolves are keystone predators that fill a crucial ecological niche across the landscape. Known throughout the scientific community as trophic cascade, wolves are apex predators whose behavior effects dozens of other species, leading to an increase in biodiversity. Soils, plant communities, other wildlife species, riparian areas and forests are all effected by the presence of wolves. www.speakforwolves.org

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2017 Speak For Wolves

UNION PACIFIC DINING LODGE

220 YELLOWSTONE AVE, WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA

JULY 27-29, 2017

Schedule 

July 27

• 6:00pm — Doors open

• 6:30pm — Opening Ceremony

• 7:00pm — Panel discussion on the displacement of native wildlife by invasive livestock with:

Katie Fite, Public Lands Director, Wildlands Defense

Dan Brister, Buffalo Field Campaign

Dr. John Carter, Ecologist, Yellowstone to Uintas Connection

Dr. Zoe Hanley, graduate of Washington State University, Large Carnivore Conservation Lab

• 8:30pm — Performance by singer-songwriter and environmental activist Dana Lyons | Details

July 28

• 8:30pm — Performance by singer-songwriter and environmental activist Dana Lyons | Details
28 July 

• 9:30am — Doors open

• 10:00am — Poem by Corrine Nugent-Hayes, ‘Grand Dame, To The Spirit Realm You Rise’ | Poem

• 10:10am — Book reading by author Beckie Elgin, Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History | Details

• 10:30am — Will Science or Politics Determine the Future of the Mexican Gray Wolf?, Michael Robinson, Conservation Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity

• 11:30am — NEPA days and lobo nights, Jean and Peter Ossorio, Citizen Activists and Mexican Gray Wolf Advocates

• 12:30pm — Lunch – Free pizza will be served

• 1:00pm — Wolf recovery in Utah and Colorado – What will it take?, Kirk Robinson, Founder and Executive Director Western Wildlife Conservancy

• 2:00pm — The Yellowstone to Uintas Connection, Jason Christensen, Director, Yellowstone to Uintas Connection

• 2:30pm — Ending the War on Wildlife: Using the Power of the Courts to Prevent the Needless Slaughter of Black Bears and Cougars in Colorado, Kelly Nokes, JD, Carnivore Advocate, Wild Earth Guardians

• 3:30pm — Recovery of Jaguars in the American Southwest, Randy Serraglio, Southwest Conservation Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity

• 4:00pm — Break

• 6:00pm — Evening Introductions

• 6:10pm — Performance by singer-songwriter and environmental activist Dana Lyons | Details

• 6:30pm — Forecasting livestock losses by wolves in Washington – Lessons from the past and opportunities for the future, Dr. Zoe Hanley, graduate Washington State University, Large Carnivore Conservation Lab

• 7:15pm — The Profanity Peak Pack: Set Up and Sold Out, Short-film by Predator Defense followed by a question and answer session with Steph Taylor, Predator Defense and Ken Cole, formerly of Western Watersheds Project

• 8:15pm — An end to grazing on federal public lands, Katie Fite, Public Lands Director, Wildlands Defense followed by a community discussion

July 29

• Field trip into Yellowstone National Park

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The morning of July 28 join us for a

Book reading by author Beckie Elgin:

Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7,

the Oregon Wolf that Made History

Join the adventures of the famous wolf OR-7, also known as Journey, as he trots across the landscape of the Pacific Northwest into territories that have not seen his kind for nearly a century! Follow this remarkable animal as he searches for, and finally finds, what he was seeking during his three-year, 4,000-mile trek. Along the way, you’ll discover fascinating facts about wolves and meet the humans that had a role in Journey’s quest. Enjoy the many photographs, maps, and sketches that help tell the tale of this courageous wolf.

July 28 at 7:15 pm The Profanity Peak Pack: Set Up and Sold Out, Short-film by Predator Defense

Music 

Dana Lyons

JULY 27 AT 8:00PM.

Dana has produced nine albums, and toured across the country and world for over thirty years. Dana’s performances have been described as, “a blend of comedy, beautiful ballads, and fascinating stories from the road. Prepare to laugh, sing, and renew your appreciation for earth we all call home.”

For complete information about speakers, supporting organizations & more got to:

Speak For Wolves website by clicking HERE