Once again, Brett Haverstick has organized a terrific Speak for Wolves event! This year, SFW will be held at West Yellowstone, Montana, at the edge of Yellowstone National Park, on July 27-29th. This will be the fourth year for the gathering, and there will be speakers, music, a trip to the park, and other wolf-related events. I’m happy to say that I’ll be doing a book reading from Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History on Friday.
Read Brett’s description below for more details and come join us! We don’t have many opportunities like this, where we can mingle with fellow wolf advocates and be educated about these animals at the same time. And can you imagine a better setting?!
“Please consider attending the 4th Annual Speak for Wolves on July 27-29 at the Historic Union Pacific Dining Lodge in beautiful West Yellowstone, MT. This family-friendly event will feature guest speakers from the conservation community, panel discussions, music by Dana Lyons (live link https://cowswithguns.com/), food, poetry, book readings, education booths and a half-day field trip into Yellowstone National Park!
The 2017 Speak for Wolves will focus on challenges to the recovery of the Mexican Gray Wolf in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as biological recovery in parts of Utah and Colorado. The Yellowstone to Uintas Connection will offer a program on biological connecting corridors for native wildlife dispersing to/from northeastern Utah to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Another program will examine the recent proposal by USDA Wildlife Services to inexcusably slaughter black bears and cougars in Colorado. Another program will focus on efforts to recover the Jaguar in the American Southwest. Click the the link (http://www.speakforwolves.org/program/) for this year’s full schedule, including a panel discussion about the displacement of native wildlife on public lands by invasive livestock.
Speak for Wolves offers 5-principles to reforming management in America.
1. Restructure state fish & game department operations
2. Remove grazing from all federal public lands
3. Reign in USDA Wildlife Services
4. Ban trapping and snaring on federal public lands
5. Cease wildlife derbies and the hunting of carnivores
Are you a teacher? There is now a detailed Teacher’s Guide available for use with Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History, complete with Next Generation Science Standards! Check it out here: http://journeyor7.com