The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Reports Increased Gray Wolf Numbers but Threats to Recovery Loom Ahead

Photo by John E. Marriott Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported a 13% increase in the number of wolves in the state over the last year, bringing the estimated total to just over 1000. The annual count, from April 2019 to April 2020, is primarily conducted over the winter when tracking … Continue reading The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Reports Increased Gray Wolf Numbers but Threats to Recovery Loom Ahead

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input on New Wolf Plan

Image by Steve Felberg from Pixabay The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting three live virtual open houses this fall to solicit feedback on the future of the state's wolf management plan. Starting on September 29th, each meeting will target a different area of the state, beginning with the northwest. While location-based participation … Continue reading The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input on New Wolf Plan

Facebook Live Talk Show “Stories of People & Wolves” Next Guest is Suzanne Asha Stone

Co founder, Suzanne Asha Stone, of the Wood River Wolf Project in Idaho will talk with hosts Brunella and Rachel Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM Central Time on Wolves of Douglas County News Facebook Page. Join us Wednesday May 27th at 10:30 AM Central Time on Wolves of Douglas County News Facebook Page … Continue reading Facebook Live Talk Show “Stories of People & Wolves” Next Guest is Suzanne Asha Stone

Twenty-five Year Anniversary of Wolf Reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park

Today, in Yellowstone National Park, twenty-five years later; The Montana and Wyoming Legislature dismissed the idea of a buffer zone for wolves that wander outside Yellowstone, instead instating a law prohibiting such buffer zones. The film takes viewers through the controversy surrounding Yellowstone National Park wolves being legally hunted in Wyoming, Montana & Idaho when … Continue reading Twenty-five Year Anniversary of Wolf Reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park

Long-standing Wisc Winter Wolf Tracking Program was Developed in the Mid-1990s

The citizen’s volunteer wolf tracking program was developed by Adrian Wydeven, head of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wolf Recovery Program, as a way to involve citizens in the monitoring of wolves. Adrian Wydeven is now retired but remains active in the WDNR volunteer wolf tracking program. I’ve been a volunteer Wisconsin DNR winter … Continue reading Long-standing Wisc Winter Wolf Tracking Program was Developed in the Mid-1990s

The Heart of Wolf Advocacy—A Film Company

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin Films (WODCW) is a Film Company producing film projects that inspire change through environmental education and legislation. Gray wolves are recovering on a worldwide landscape, our films, involve a global audience. WODCW connects and engages viewers with filmmakers dedicated to documenting the conscious relationships between advocates and Gray wolves. WODCW … Continue reading The Heart of Wolf Advocacy—A Film Company

Why do State and federal officials turn a blind-eye to violations of Endangered Species Act regulations?

What happens when hunters in pursuit of bear in Wisconsin repeatedly degrade gray wolf habitat in violation of ESA regulations section 9. If the definition of harm includes significant habitat modification or degradation that significantly impairs essential behavioral patterns, such as pup rearing, then gray wolves are at risk by the actions of hunters baiting … Continue reading Why do State and federal officials turn a blind-eye to violations of Endangered Species Act regulations?

Inside the Heart of Wolf Advocacy —Yellowstone Story Film Project…

The following is Linda Thurston’s dialogue from Meet the Advocates Inside the Heart of Wolf Advocacy—The Yellowstone Story Film Project: “We’ll watch wolf packs in the park and we get to learn about every individual and their personalities. And the younger ones, the older ones, and the ones you know are the good hunters for … Continue reading Inside the Heart of Wolf Advocacy —Yellowstone Story Film Project…

Women & Advocacy…

...the success of the wolf pack depends on the strength of the alpha female. I've known Klein for several years now and have had the distinct pleasure of watching her grow into her role as a wolf and wildlife advocate. In that brief time she's co-founded an organization, Plan B To Save Wolves, who's mission … Continue reading Women & Advocacy…

A broken system: Small family farms & Gray wolves are paying the price.

Producers are going broke yet the Federal Government keeps propping them up for more failures. The federal government paid more than $15.7 billion to agriculture and dairy subsidy applicants across the country to aid struggling producers in 2018. During the Great Depression farm subsidies were created to help keep farmers afloat and insure our nations … Continue reading A broken system: Small family farms & Gray wolves are paying the price.