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  • “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 […]
  • Reflection: Wolves in the 21st Century

    Reflection: Wolves in the 21st Century

    The Wolf OR-7 Expedition team retraced Wolf OR-7’s dispersal route from NE Oregon into California to explore the challenges facing a wolf in the 21st century. As part of the team, I walked and cycled across mountain wilderness, public rangelands and busy highways and wondered how the region has changed since my great, great grandfather […]
  • Of Mosquitoes and Men

    Of Mosquitoes and Men

    “The most spectacular trait of wolves, however, is the most controversial: like man himself, wolves must sacrifice other creatures in order that they themselves might survive.” – L. David Mech, “The Wolf” In the face of a full-scale mosquito assault, my strongest defense wasn’t the additional shirt hastily tied around my head or the mud […]
  • Encounter: Mosquito madness on the Pacific Crest Trail (VIDEO)

    Encounter: Mosquito madness on the Pacific Crest Trail (VIDEO)

    Moments like this make you question why mosquitos exist. Or why in these modern days, we allow them to exist. It was an interesting reflection considering that we are on an expedition centered around the story of another animal sometimes equally despised. And while the arguments in defense of mosquitos may be few, they may […]
  • Human’s aren’t the only ones using this sign to communicate (VIDEO)

    Human’s aren’t the only ones using this sign to communicate (VIDEO)

    Along the side of the road in Malheur National Forest, David explains that humans aren’t the only ones using this stop sign… and now I’ll always be giving signs and posts in forests and extra close look. Post by Wolf OR-7 Expedition.
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