“The Wild Side”
Dr. Nathan Varley and biologist Linda Thurston’s expertly guided trips into Yellowstone to observe wolves and other wildlife, combined with educational classes. Join them for an adventure of a lifetime. They also offer amazing content and resources on their website!
Park native Nathan Varley, Phd, and wolf behavior expert, Linda Thurston, MS, have been tracking and observing wolves since their reintroduction in 1995. They host group and individual wolf watching programs for every season. Highly recommended !
Please visit their website for more information !
Wolf Conservation Center
Founded in 1999. The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is a 501c3 organization that promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in
protecting their future.
National Wolfwatcher Coalition is a strong supporter of the WCC!
This is an amazing Center as it offers educational classes and wolf viewing, and also serves as a major wolf recovery center for the Mexican gray wolf and the Red wolf. Join Maggie Howell and staff for a complete Wolf Center experience.
Bob Landis Wildlife Films
Bob Landis is an incredible wildlife filmmaker and his documentaries are unparalleled. Follow the link below provided by Wolftracker(Nathan Varley and Linda Thurston) to see Bob’s wonderful and timeless work. He is currently working on projects focusing on wolves, coyotes, lynx and otter.
WildEarth Guardians works to protect and restore wildlife, wild places and wild rivers in the American West
Why Horsefeathers you may ask? My nickname growing up was Horsehead (rhymes with Orsted) and Feathers is for our beloved, Marley. My photography is in honor of our daughter who taught me love and beauty.
Photographer/Owner – Brad Orsted
Brad Orsted, of Horsefeathers Photography, is an award-winning
photographer and photojournalist who specializes in landscape, wildlife and outdoor photography. Brad is also a poet and a writer.
Brad has honed his skills and his desire for telling a story through photographs over the past 20 years.
Having spent years on the road with his camera and his German Shepherd, he has developed a deep appreciation for natural landscapes and wildlife.
Brad currently resides in Yellowstone National Park with his wife, two daughters and two dogs.
All Horsefeather’s images have not been post processed with Photoshop but appear as the artist saw them.
Lobos of the Southwest
A great website devoted to the Mexican Gray wolf…
Mexicanwolves.org is a collaborative effort of local, regional, and national conservation, scientific and sportsmen’s organizations, and concerned citizens using the Internet to help save the endangered Mexican gray wolf.
Environmental Law: Because the Earth Needs a Good …
Non-profit environmental law firm dedicated to protecting the natural environment, especially in the American West. Includes policy and legislation … Great work for the continued protection of wildlife!
The Natural Resources Defense Council works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth.
Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians. Highly recommended by NWC for their work with wolves and their habitat.
Works to protect wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, and biological corridors in the US northern Rockies. The Alliance is committed to see wolf recovery through—from the first mention and repercussions of the reintroduction …
Yellowstone Wolf Project
The National Park Service’s report on wolves in the park. Doug Smith signed on with Yellowstone’s wolf project in 1994 as a field biologist, and two years later became the project leader, following Mike Phillips. It’s been an opportunity to study wolf behavior while restoring an essential component to the natural world, he says. they study wolf behavior in Yellowstone National Park and serve as a catalyst in wolf behavior and research…The Yellowstone Wolf Genome Project
The highly successful reintroduction of western gray wolves to native habitats in Central Idaho (CID) and Yellowstone National Park (YNP) is testimony to how well a scientifically-based and carefully executed plan can succeed. The plan unfolded in large, high quality ecosystems that allowed wolves to flourish in the Northern Rocky Mountains, which began with 66 founding wolves with the initial reintroduction, and now estimated to be approximately 1,700. The challenge moving forward is the creation of wolf management plans that are viable, both biologically and politically. A critical issue all plans must address is the overall genetic health of the entire population. In fact, the recovery plan for delisting the wolf of the Northern Rockies required that populations be connected by genetically effective migration so that genes important to adaptation could be preserved and inbreeding minimized.
“Please visit our website www.supportwolfgenomics.org to learn more about The Yellowstone Wolf Genome Project and how you can help to support the project with your generous donation”
“Mollies pack (photo credit: D. Stahler, NPS)”
Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders and many other conservation organizations have been working tirelessly on wolf conservation in North America from aerial hunting in Alaska to restoration efforts in the lower 48 States. Wolves are an integral part of an ecosystem as a top tier predator and Defenders will continue to make sure this iconic symbol of America always has a place here.
International Wolf Center
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future.
Wildlife Science Center
Through its research and educational efforts, the WSC’s expertise is often sought by international, national, and regional institutions regarding the care, handling, breeding, and ecological significance of wolves.
Alaska Wildlife Alliance
Founded in 1978, the Alaska Wildlife Alliance is the only group in Alaska solely dedicated to the protection of Alaska’s wildlife. Our mission is the protection of Alaska’s natural wildlife for its intrinsic value as well as for the benefit of present and future generations. The Alliance is your voice for promoting an ecosystem approach to wildlife management that represents the non-consumptive values of wildlife. AWA was founded by Alaskans and depends on the grassroots support and activism of its members.
RED WOLF COALITION
connecting people, places, and red wolves
Wildlife Along The Rockies
An incredible website of Dan and Cindy Hartman’s wildlife photography as their studio is nestled right outside the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Dan’s wildlife journal is a must read as he offers some great accounts of wildlife viewing and encounters!
Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
The wolves, the moose, and their interactions have been studied continuously and intensively since 1958. This is the longest study of any predator-prey system in the world. Great work is done here presently by Project leaders Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich.
US Fish and Wildlife
On the website under this link is a great link covering all the wolves of north America and what they do. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
The mission of Western Watersheds Project is to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and litigation.
Western Wolf Coalition works with biologists, hunters, ranchers, tribal leaders and other citizens to inform the public about wolf behavior and patterns, and reduce wolf-related conflicts. Our goal? To ensure a healthy, sustainable population of wolves managed responsibly by the states in the same way other game species have been managed for decades.
TRAP FREE NEW MEXICO…
A site dedicated to banning traps on public lands in New Mexico. Also a link to their Facebook site. Very important work by very dedicated advocates!
Jimmy Jones Photography
Most of my work is wildlife. Although I do other genres. My preference is North American predators. The favorite being gray wolves. My love for wolves goes back to when I was a boy, I have always found them facinating. Having shot at various locations, I have found the choice location for wolves, grizzlies, and other large animals is Yellowstone.
Check out Jimmy’s amazing EMBRACING NATURE GALLERY…
Wolf and Wildlife Studies
“Learning to Live with Wildlife.” Wolf & Wildlife Studies is an organization owned and operated by Jay Mallonee, and is dedicated to educating the public about the environment. This occurs through ongoing field research of northwest Montana’s wolves, including the nine year study of the Fishtrap wolf pack…..
The nonprofit Yellowstone Association educates Yellowstone National Park visitors by offering trip planners, books, videos, and guided classes through Yellowstone Park by our field institute. The Yellowstone Association is located in Yellowstone National Park and promotes preservation of Yellowstone National Park through its educational Park Store bookstores, publication of books, and funding provided to Yellowstone through membership and sales of educational materials to park visitors. Since 1933, the Yellowstone Association has been the National Park Service’s official partner in education in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone Park Foundation
The Yellowstone Park Foundation is the official fundraising partner of Yellowstone National Park, and is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. In 1996, a group of concerned citizens, working with the National Park Service, started the Foundation in order to protect, preserve, and enhance Yellowstone National Park.
…is a site that invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on the suite of native animals(predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our “Wild America” as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded…..Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparrel wildlands…..Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. Join Rick Merril on this informative and in-depth blog about current issues our wildlife face today,
Southern Rockies Wolf Restoration Project
The Southern Rocky Mountains need wolves! Successfully restoring wolves to their ecological role in the Southern Rocky Mountains [a vast region that includes most of western Colorado and northwestern New Mexico hinges on you and your fellow citizens becoming engaged in the issue. Our vision of wolves roaming the hunting grounds of their ancestors in the Southern Rockies can’t succeed without your involvement and energy.
California Wolf Center
The California Wolf Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit wildlife education center committed to increasing public awareness and understanding of the importance of all wildlife by focusing on the history, biology, behavior, and ecology of the gray wolf (Canis lupus). This is accomplished by offering engaging educational presentations, participating in conservations programs, and hosting and funding research on both captive and free-ranging wolves.
Pacific Wild is a conservation voice dedicated to ensuring that the Great Bear Rainforest remains one of the planet’s greatest cradles of biodiversity. This is an excellent website devoted to the protection of British Columbia, and the “last wild wolves”, grizzly bears, and other wildlife that make their home there.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people.
Trophic Cascades Report
Research and educational program at Oregon State University with the purpose of investigating the role of predators in structuring ecological communities. This program puts special emphasis on the role of potential keystone species in top-down community regulation, with linkages to biodiversity via trophic cascades.
Main Wolf Coalition
The Maine Wolf Coalition is dedicated in its efforts to return the Eastern gray wolf back into Maine and the northeast habitat. Please support their efforts by visiting their website.
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected is a coalition of conservation groups, animal welfare organizations, Native American tribes, wildlife scientists, veterinarians, hunters, farmers, and everyday Michigan citizens working to protect Michigan’s fragile wolf population.