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  • Wolf OR-7 Story Map

    Wolf OR-7 Story Map

    We’ve illustrated a map of Wolf OR-7’s generalized dispersal to depict the remarkable story of an actual wolf living in the 21st Century. Alongside the illustrated map, we’ve included details about his life and relatives, the history of wolves in the USA, basic wolf ecology, and more. We illustrated the map with schools in mind. If you know of […]
  • Wolf OR-7 Expedition Documentary Film Now Free on YouTube

    Public release of the documentary film Wolf OR-7 Expedition serves as a timely example of political dialogue and compromise
  • Human-Human Coexistence

    Human-Human Coexistence

    “Since human tolerance has been and remains the primary limiting factor for wolf survival, building tolerance for this species will require acceptance of the Plan’s approach to addressing wolf conservation and human conflict.” – Oregon Wolf Management Plan In June of 2014, 6 humans completed a nearly 1,200-mile trek from Northeast Oregon into Northern California […]
  • Wolf Or-7 Expedition Trailer

    Wolf Or-7 Expedition Trailer

    We are very happy to share the Wolf OR-7 Expedition Documentary trailer! After a tremendous amount of effort, the film has been submitted to festivals across the United States and we are planning screenings even further abroad. Thank you to all of our supporters and Kickstarter Backers, this wouldn’t have been possible without you. Want […]
  • Another Wolf Disperses to California, Says CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Another Wolf Disperses to California, Says CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Over three years after Wolf OR-7 made history as the first known, wild wolf to enter California since 1924, California Department of Fish and Wildlife have stated they have evidence that another wolf may have dispersed to California’s Siskiyou County. Their statement relies on evidence from trail cameras and tracks found on a roadside. The […]
  • Comment Period for Oregon Wolf Delisting Extended to October, November

    Comment Period for Oregon Wolf Delisting Extended to October, November

    Background: As of December, 2014 there were 77 confirmed wolves in Oregon including 8 breeding pairs. The Oregon Wolf Plan calls for initiating a process to delist wolves from the state Endangered Species Act when Oregon reaches the conservation objective of four breeding pairs for three consecutive years in eastern Oregon. A breeding pair is […]
  • Rogue Pack Wolf Yearlings Caught by Remote Camera

    Rogue Pack Wolf Yearlings Caught by Remote Camera

    From ODFW: A remote camera captured a series of images of Rogue Pack wolf yearlings (born spring 2014) playing in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest on June 24, 2015. While new pups have not yet been seen, wildlife biologists found pup scat in the area, which confirms the Rogue pack has new pups this year. […]
  • Upcoming Presentations

    Upcoming Presentations

    February 23rd, Monday 2015 Wolf OR-7 Expedition Presentation hosted by OMSI Science Pub 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Venetian Theatre & Bistro 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro Oregon More Details Post by Wolf OR-7 Expedition. Post by Wolf OR-7 Expedition. Post by Wolf OR-7 Expedition.
  • “In the Tracks of Wolf OR-7” Expedition E-Book

    “In the Tracks of Wolf OR-7” Expedition E-Book

    T’is the season for stories. As we walk into winter, the OR-7 team is excited to unroll our memories of last spring – the sounds, scenery and insights from the Wolf OR-7 Expedition. Each person we met through the lens of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition shared hours and even days of their lives with us. […]
  • Encounter: Inga Thompson, Rancher and 3-time Olympic Cyclist

    Encounter: Inga Thompson, Rancher and 3-time Olympic Cyclist

    We met Inga Thompson on a snowy day on her ranch in Halfway, OR where she invited us out on a horse-drawn sled to add hay to her cow’s grass-fed diets. When I first contacted Inga, she mentioned that she enjoyed rural living in part because of the wildlife but she hadn’t seen wolves in […]
  • Encounter: Todd Nash, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association

    Encounter: Todd Nash, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association

    We met Todd for a hearty breakfast at the Cheyenne Cafe in Joseph, OR. He moved to Wallowa County at a young age from California, where his father worked at UC Davis. Ever since raising his first calf as a kid, Todd knew he wanted to be a cowboy. He worked on other’s ranches, and […]
  • Encounter: Ramon Alonso, Lifelong Hunter

    Encounter: Ramon Alonso, Lifelong Hunter

    Ramon grew in Springfield, Oregon and has been hunting and fishing with his brother since he was a teenager. He trains year round, running for miles to stay fit enough to spend the hunting season tracking elk, bear and deer in Oregon’s wild areas. Ramon met us at the Northwest Outward Bound School in Redmond, […]
  • “What Can I Do?”:  The Inspiration Behind the Wolf OR-7 Expedition

    “What Can I Do?”: The Inspiration Behind the Wolf OR-7 Expedition

    To this day, I wonder how I happened to stumble upon the harebrained idea of retracing the dispersal route of a wolf. Before the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, I knew little about wolves. With a background in conservation research, restoration and education, I have long been interested in the interface between civilization and wilderness, an interface […]
  • Jon Young on Education and Nature Connection for the Wolf OR-7 Expedition

    Jon Young on Education and Nature Connection for the Wolf OR-7 Expedition

    Surrounded by wild nature, it doesn’t take long for something to shift inside me. It’s as if the cares of society become hushed, and my senses expand into the present moment. It feels good, and it’s addictive. It’s why despite mosquitoes, rattlesnakes, or freezing temperatures I return time after time to camp, sit or walk […]
  • The Story of Wolf B-300: Mother of Wolf OR-7 & Oregon’s First Wolf Resident

    The Story of Wolf B-300: Mother of Wolf OR-7 & Oregon’s First Wolf Resident

    Our expedition’s central character, Oregon’s famous wandering Wolf OR-7, was not the first of his lineage to have an epic tale of interstate dispersal. Before Wolf OR-7, the story of wolves returning to Oregon featured his mother, a female wolf known as B-300. She was born in central Idaho to the Timberline pack, descendants of the gray wolves translocated […]
  • TALES: Thinking Like a Mountain by Aldo Leopold

    TALES: Thinking Like a Mountain by Aldo Leopold

    A chapter from Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac, 1949 Image: United States Forest Service   A deep chesty bawl echoes from rimrock to rimrock, rolls down the mountain, and fades into the far blackness of the night. It is an outburst of wild defiant sorrow, and of contempt for all the adversities of the […]
  • Wolf OR-7 Map Art Sneak Peek

    Wolf OR-7 Map Art Sneak Peek

    Here is a sneak peek of our map depicting Wolf OR-7’s dispersal, as drawn by California-based artist Emma Munger. In this sample, we have an illustration depicting how Wolf OR-7’s collar functions, logging periodic reports of his location and then transmitting the data to satellites. We are excited to see the map coming together after […]
  • TALES: St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio

    TALES: St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio

    Retold by: Rachael Pecore-Valdez, Image: Francis leading the wolf to Gubbio (Henry Justice Ford, 1912) If you were to travel today, along the narrow streets of the village of Gubbio, in Italy, you might venture across a monument commemorating an event in 12th century Gubbio, where St. Francis of Assisi once met a gray wolf. Francis, […]
  • TALES: The Creation of North America and the Wolf

    TALES: The Creation of North America and the Wolf

    Before there was earth… before the dawn… before there was light… there was Tirawa, the great creating one…
  • Video Time Lapse: 1,200 miles in the footsteps of Oregon’s famous Wolf OR-7

    Before watching this video, take a moment to think about Wolf OR-7′s 2011 dispersal across Oregon and Northern California. In your mind, what do you see? Do you think of a map, maybe with lines or data on it? For most people following the story of Wolf OR-7 around the world, maps like the one […]
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