People & Wolves adds two interviewees to the production schedule.

The film features Adrian Wydeven, Marvin DeFoe, Peter David, Michael Waasagiizhig Price, Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., and Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace.  Including interviews with farmers, hunters, WDNR staff, and Ojibwe tribal members.  Meet the People we have added to the film interviews.   Patrick Durkin …

An important message from the producers of the People & Wolves Film Project.

In a year, Wisconsin’s gray wolf went from being federally protected to being brutally hunted, only to be ordered back on the Endangered Species List. In total production, People & Wolves is a Wisconsin Story Mired in Political Intrigue.  Watch the trailer. https://vimeo.com/779751973   The film tells the story of Wisconsin's gray wolves, the controversies …

People & Wolves a Story in the Making.

Wolf recovery is a never-ending story full of political intrigue.  In the 24 years since becoming involved in Wisconsin's wolf recovery, I've seen it all. When I became a volunteer Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Winter wolf tracker in the year 2000, there were just 66 wolf packs. I was assigned a wolf tracking block …

People & Wolves

A Wisconsin Story "Wolves Mired in Political Intrigue"  with Dr. Jane Goodall, Adrian Wydeven, Marvin Defoe and Peter David.  A Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin Film,  Director Rachel Tilseth, and Producer Manish Bhatt Gray wolves recolonized parts of Wisconsin in the 1970s after being killed off in the state in the 1950s and grew to …

People & Wolves Film Project Will Interview Dr. Jane Goodall

People & Wolves: The Wisconsin Story Wolves Mired in Political Intrigue The film tells the story of Wisconsin's gray wolves, the controversies surrounding them, and how people are learning to coexist as these native predators are again fulfilling their ecological role after returning to the state about 45 years ago. We have been in contact …

WORT Radio’ Access Hour Presented: A Discussion on the Future of Wisconsin’s wild Wolf (Listen here)

If you missed the live show here it is. Rachel Tilseth of Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin and Manish Bhatt were co-hosts for anther informative discussion regarding Wisconsin’s wild wolf. We will be discussing the Wisconsin Conservation Congress’s (WCC) online voting taking place at the spring hearings, the Wisconsin DNR’s Wolf Management Plan, and the …

The state of wolf recovery in Wisconsin update.

Gray wolves in much of the lower 48 have regained federal protection following a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The most recent wolf population is estimated at 1,126 gray wolves in Wisconsin over the winter wolf count July 2021 WDNR. The Gray wolf was extirpated from Wisconsin's forests …

Wisconsin Wolf News: Secretary Deb Haaland Upholds Treaty Rights

“The law requires that states uphold reserved tribal treaty rights. Therefore, in the case of the Ojibwe Tribes in Wisconsin, the Interior Department formally requested that the state consult and coordinate with the tribes when making wolf management decisions and respect the tribes’ right to conserve rather than kill wolves. We will take similar actions …

Children’s Literature: Strange Beasts Find Common Ground

...Can adults do the same? This is one of my favorite children's books.  I believe adults could benefit from reading this book.  Many adults have forgotten how to get along with others they disagree with because "they only see it their way." A tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Robertson is a book that that …

This past year has been quite the whirlwind for Wisconsin’s grey Wolf!

Wolves were delisted in January 2021 and the fight began. Fringe hunters wanted their trophy wolf! And in February 2021 they got their trophy wolf hunt because a conservative advocacy group filed a lawsuit and won. In February the hunters went over there quota causing a firestorm of controversy. A Douglas County wolf. Credit Snapshot …

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