Don’t Miss Out! Register for the 9th Annual Speak for Wolves Conference

We’re counting down the last couple of weeks until we see you again online for a thought-provoking, info-packed program at this year’s Conference!

If you haven’t registered yet, do so now! To keep the conference accessible to as many folks as possible, there’s no required cost to register. (donation suggested).

Online meeting access information will be e-mailed to all registrants in the week leading up to the conference.

Speaker Announcements

Jazmin “Sunny” Murphy is a science communicator and reporter that specializes in the intersection between Black and Indigenous U.S. histories as they overlap with ecology.

Genuine, thorough “decolonization” requires an objective, in-depth evaluation of the systems and culture that led to modern power and representation imbalances. The “decolonization” of conservation will be a monumental task.

Sunny will propose a five-step approach to begin dismantling the systems that marginalize Black and Indigenous conservationists. This presentation will provide a robust foundation on which to build meaningful, effective decolonization programs for conservationists.

John Barnes is an investigative reporter who led projects for the largest and most-read newspaper group in his home state of Michigan, Among other things, John’s efforts have exposed state and federal wolf management failings.

The Freedom of Information Act helped reconstruct how money, a powerful lawmaker, a fabricated cattle attack, and one farm with “poorly buried” carcasses led to the questionable shootings of 11 gray wolves in the past six years.

Featured Sponsor

Mountain Rose Herbs, a Eugene, Oregon-based supplier of botanicals, believes that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit.

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.

Buy now in our store

Oregon’s newest & cutest wolf family

Despite all of the bad poaching news Oregon had earlier this year, the state now has something to celebrate: earlier this week, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife announced that a new wolf family is establishing territory in the Willamette National Forest, southwest of Bend. If the family sticks around through the end of the year, they will officially be designated the Upper Deschutes Pack. Thanks to the partial reinstatement of the federal Endangered Species Act listing of wolves (excluding those in the Northern Rockies) earlier this year, these wolves are currently protected.

The Upper Deschutes Wolves: an adult and 5 adorable pups (photo credit: ODFW)

Was Yellowstone’s Deadliest Wolf Hunt in 100 Years an Inside Job?

Read the latest exposé published this week by The Intercept: Rocky Monutain Massacre, exploring the deadly killing season for Yellowstone wolves and the terrible state of wildlife “management” in Montana.

Wolves feed on a bison carcass at Blacktail Ponds in Yellowstone National Park.
(Image credit: US National Park Service/ Jacob W. Frank )

Sponsor the Conference

Interested in sponsoring the Speak for Wolves 2022 Conference? Support from sponsors helps us keep our grassroots conference accessible to all. Reach out to us at!

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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