The Experience of Living With Wolves
Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m. MT
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For many in the Lower 48, the idea of living alongside wolves isn’t theoretical. Before the last wolf was killed in Colorado around 1940, Indigenous Americans lived with wolves for millenia. In the Upper Midwest, wolves never completely disappeared. And in the Northern Rockies, people have had Canis lupis as a neighbor for decades now and understand the values, concerns, and tradeoffs in a way that few others can. As Coloradans begin to head to the polls to determine the fate of Proposition 114, these communities can offer lessons and paradigms for what lies ahead should wolves eventually return to the Centennial State.
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 22 as our five-part series concludes with first-person stories and lived experiences from Shane Doyle (Apsaalooke/Crow), an educational and cultural consultant; Denny Iverson, Rancher and Logger at Iverson Ranch (Montana) and Secretary of the Blackfoot Challenge; and Kim Skyelander, Associate Director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University. They’ll talk about wolf-human co-existence strategies and share what they’ve learned about balancing diverse viewpoints, in addition to answering viewer questions during the moderated discussion.
This free public webinar is presented by the Institute for Science & Policy and Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Center for Collaborative Conservation, the Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence, CSU Extension, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The session will also be streamed on Facebook.