Register Now for the 9th Annual Speak for Wolves Conference

The conference is less than 2 months away, and we’re busy putting together a great slate of speakers to update us on wolves across the continent! Meet two of our speakers below, and register to reserve your spot!
Online meeting access information will be sent to all registrants in the week leading up to the conference.

Speaker Announcements

Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila is an interdisciplinary researcher and nature advocate with over a decade’s experience in conservation and animal science, ethics, and policy issues. He is the BIG RIVER CONNECTIVITY Science and Conservation Manager for Project Coyote and The Rewilding Institute, and a founding member of 
PANWorks, a not-for-profit think-tank dedicated to cultivating compassion, respect, and justice for animals.

Fran will discuss wolves and our relationships to the nonhuman world more generally, including: conservation, science, policy, worldviews, ethics, animal agriculture, and hunting.

Shawn Donnille, CEO and owner of Mountain Rose Herbs, will discuss the importance of wolf conservation for businesses.

As an employer in the farming and manufacturing industry with nearly 250 employees, Mountain Rose Herbs has always been an agricultural voice at the the capitol arguing for stronger wolf protections, and has presented compelling testimony which has contributed to influencing political decisions surrounding wolf conservation.

2022 Conference T-shirts

An annual fundraiser and collector’s item for the Conference, our 2022 conference t-shirts are printed on 100% organic cotton, sweatshop free, USA-made, unisex, super soft Royal Apparel jersey tees in slate gray with light gray ink. 

Hand screenprinted by local Portland artist Printed Matter.

Action Alert: Colorado Already Considering Wolf Hunting as Reintroduction Efforts Begin

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) is introducing the notion of recreational hunting of Wolves. The SAG is a group of stakeholders that propose considerations for the wolf management plan to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Decision makers need to hear from the public that you want wolves restored for their ecological impacts and their inherent right to exist in historic habitat, NOT to be a trophy on someone’s wall. Submit public comment through the Keystone website here

Colorado residents: Attend the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting in Edwards, Colorado on July 21 and 22 to make your voice heard in the development of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s wolf management plan.

In addition to showing up at public meetings, writing letters to the editor to amplify our calls for wolf protection are vital for advocacy. Letters to the editor help to spotlight issues and demonstrate that the public cares, which helps to influence decision makers, and ultimately drive lasting policy change. WildEarth Guardians has made it easy to write and personalize your own letter to the editor through a media action page.

Female pup 2202, the first gray wolf born and collared in Colorado. She was fitted with a GPS collar in North Park on Feb. 9, 2022. (Photo credit: CPW-Eric Odell)

Action Alert: Comment on Minneosta’s Draft Wolf Plan Update

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today that they are seeking public comment on their draft wolf plan update. Comments are due by Monday, August 8th, and a free informational webinar about the plan will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Registration is required for the webinar.

Review and comment on the plan here.

A wolf caught on a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources trail camera
(photo credit: Minnesota DNR)

Oregon and Washington Continue Killing Wolves for Fear that They Might Eat Cows that Humans Wanted to Eat

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shot and killed a second Chesnimnus pack wolf last week, then promptly announced that they plan to kill four more, for fear that the pack might eat more cows. ODFW reported that there were nine wolves in the pack at the end of 2021, so killing four more, in addition to the twalready killed by the state and one killed by a car in January, will decimate the pack.

Also this week, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife killed two members of the Togo pack for the same reason. WDFW and local ranchers have killed Togo pack wolves before; their territory is designated as a “chronic conflict” zone.

Research has shown that “removing” wolves from a pack does not reduce livestock predation, but wildlife agencies continue to practice this unscientific revenge tactic that is likely to backfire.

A yearling wolf of the Chesnimnus pack in 2016 (photo credit: ODFW)

Speak for Wolves is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a GuideStar Silver seal of transparency. Donations are tax-deductible in the US: EIN: 46-2867294.

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