Check out the full schedule here and join us Saturday & Sunday!
Online meeting access information will be sent to registrants this week.
Quinn Read is the Oregon Policy Director for the Center for Biological Diversity. She works to protect and restore Oregon’s imperiled species and landscapes. Prior to joining the Center, Quinn worked as the Northwest program director at Defenders of Wildlife. Quinn also serves on Oregon’s Environmental Justice Task Force.
Quinn will present on her work with Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife this year to protect Oregon’s wildlife from suffering in traps.
Erik Molvar, Executive Director of Western Watersheds Project, is a wildlife biologist with peer-reviewed publications on the role of predation risk in the evolution of group behavior in prey species. He has worked for many years to eliminate predator-killing programs and promote large carnivore restoration in the western US, and is a co-author of the Western Watersheds Project ESA petition to protect wolves.
Erik will discuss an ecologically healthy approach to human-wolf interactions.
Christopher Sebastian is a journalist, technical writer, and digital media researcher. He writes about the use of animals in food, politics, media, and pop culture.
Using material from his thesis, “White Meat: The Symbolic Use of Animals in US Political Discourse,” Sebastian talks about how canids are used as props in political campaigning and why it still matters after over a century.
Mountain Rose Herbs, a Eugene, Oregon-based supplier of botanicals, believes that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit.
Online Auction Fundraiser
Preview a few of the items in our fundraiser auction, which will open for bidding on August 12th and run through the 15th!
Take Action for Minnesota Wolves
The new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources draft wolf plan contains a wolf trophy hunting and trapping season, even though wolves in the state are (re-)listed as “Threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act. minnesota is already dreaming of killing them before the population has recovered and stabilized. We’ve seen how this bloodthirst played out in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Wisconsin in recent years.
2022 Conference T-shirts and NEW tanks!
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.
Based on our 2022 conference artwork custom painted by Ojibwe artist CraneSuperior, these limited edition black Bella + Canvas unisex jersey tanks feature a stylized wolf in front of an orange sky, howling at the moon on the front, and the Speak for Wolves logo in orange on the back.
Printed by local, BIPOC women-run Portland shop Icon Artistry.
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.