“Inside the Heart of Wolf Advocacy – The Yellowstone Story”

-Stories of people working to preserve the legacy of wolves in Yellowstone National Park-

Produced and Directed by Rachel Tilseth Facebook Inside the Heart of Wolf Advocacy-The Yellowstone Story

In this promotional teaser Rick Lamplugh talks about his path to wolf advocacy.

Rick Lamplugh is one of the film’s featured wolf advocates. Rick Lamplugh lives in Gardiner, Montana, at Yellowstone’s north gate. He is the author of two Amazon best sellers, In the Temple of Wolves and Deep into Yellowstone. His writing has appeared in Yellowstone Reports, and the literary journals Composite Arts Magazine, Gold Man Review, Phoebe, Soundings Review, and Feathered Flounder. He won the Jim Stone Grand Prize for Non-Fiction.

“We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.” ~Farley Mowat

The vision of the film is to tell the stories of the people who work to preserve the legacy of wolves in Yellowstone. Telling their story will be the inspiration that helps the viewer to gain insight into the heart of wolf advocacy.


In this promotional teaser I went Wolf watching in Yellowstone National Park with Leo Leckie and Ilona Popper.

Ilona is one of the film’s featured wolf advocates. Ilona Popper lives near Yellowstone National Park. She spends time in the field watching wolves, writing about wolves she’s observed, and advocating to preserve their legacy.

Up before dawn on a cold crisp 14 degrees to find Yellowstone wolves. I was lucky enough to see three wolf packs while In Yellowstone. ~Rachel Tilseth

About the producer and director

Rachel Tilseth holds a Batchelor of Science Degree in Art Education and is a retired art teacher. Tilseth’s interests in nature, specifically wolves, led her to advocate for wolves and wildlife. In the year 2000 she became involved in WI DNR Wolf Recovery Program working as a volunteer winter wolf tracker to present. She founded the blog and social media network Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin to bring education and awareness to Wisconsin’s wild wolf. Tilseth has spent several years speaking out against wolf trophy hunts. Tilseth is active in working to ban Wolf Hounding in Wisconsin. She has a strong background in the visual arts. She’s a sculptor and oil painter. Tilseth has expanded her interest into filmmaking. She’s currently in the process of creating a documentary film about the heart of wolf advocacy.