Yellowstone

Yellowstone in February, 2013  Video by CD Cross.

 

Guest column: With wolves, it’s time to separate fact from fiction

Never let facts get in the way of some good hysteria. That seems to be the mantra of the fringe anti-wolf crowd as it once again seizes on the iconic animal’s imagined evils in yet another attempt to revisit the futile notion of a second extermination. more

In the Valley of the Wolves
Video: Full Episode

The Druids are the most celebrated wolf pack in North America. For almost a decade, they have held the Lamar Valley in northern Yellowstone. The valley is prime winter grazing for thousands of elk and thus the most coveted wolf country in all the Park. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Bob Landis has chronicled the adventures of the Druids since their very beginnings and in this, his third film on the wolves, the Druids find themselves in trouble for the very first time. After reaching the astonishing number of 37 members, the largest wolf-pack on record, the Druids begin to decline. Their leaders are failing with age and new packs are crossing their borders looking to claim the valley. This is the three year story of the fall and rise of the most famous wolves in America, their battles against rival wolves to hold on to their beautiful range, the dramatic twists in fortune that banish them from their valley, and the perseverance and devotion that bring them home at last.Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham narrates “In the Valley of the Wolves,” part of the 26th season of “NATURE,” the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS. Major corporate support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc. and Toyota. For more information, visit http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/wolves/

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The New Wolf Hunters

Produced by: Shoemaker, Jen

Produced by: 2006-03-29

Ten years after a successful reintroduction program brought wolves back into Yellowstone after an absence of 70 years, the dust is beginning to settle. However, a new and problematic issue is emerging: the once hated wolves are now beloved. Thousands of people come to watch and photograph them each year. But can the newfound popularity of wolves be too much of a good thing? Join biologist Doug Smith as he fights to keep people from inadvertently loving wolves to death.