National Wolfwatcher Coalition Celebrates One Year!
May 19, 2012
Wolves, their recovery, and the status of this keystone predator continue to be polarizing topics in our country. It’s not a coincidence that the National Wolfwatcher Coalition emerged from an environment of uncertainty regarding the future of our nation’s wolves and the habitat they require. During the Coalition’s first year, extremely controversial hunts claimed over 500 wolves and left many citizen advocates feeling exhausted, angry, and discouraged. It’s been a tough year for wolves and we who aim to safeguard their future.
Along the way, we’ve been blessed with moments of sweet surprise. Our “pack” has grown at a rate that far exceeded the expectations of most, with supporters from all regions of the US and beyond, rolling up their sleeves ready to take on the necessary challenges required. Folks from all walks of life share our mission and many not even old enough to vote! Our impact swells not only with a growing number of diverse and energized individuals, but also though collaboration with other wildlife organizations that are doing exceptional work.
Like the corridors that allow adventurous wolves to extend their territories far beyond their origins, our network allows us to continue to break new ground every day. Only time will tell what the future holds for the wolves for which we advocate – the Imnaha pack, the wolves of Kenai, Lolo, and Lamar and the lone pioneer who ventured into the Golden State. These are among the many we will continue watch. That’s who we are. We are Wolfwatchers. Whether spying them through our scopes or fighting to give them the future that the ESA promised, it’s what we do.
On behalf of our dedicated Advisers and wolfwatcher supporters across the country, we are: