personally can have a direct impact on whether or not wolves return to
California. Here is how: Right now the California Department of Fish and
Wildlife is seeking information to include in its report on whether to
afford legal protections to this vital species.
2012, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife received a
petition to protect gray wolves under the California Endangered Species
Act. You can help ensure they include important information about wolf
taxonomy, biology, management recommendations, population, threats, or
habitat in their final recommendation to the state Fish and Game
Commission on whether to protect wolves under state law.
are native to California and once roamed the state widely before being
extirpated by humans. The arrival in late 2011 of OR-7, the first wolf
documented in California in almost 90 years, marked a historic
homecoming and the beginning of the return of wolves to our state. But wolves entering California face numerous threats to their survival, particularly human-caused mortality. We
believe that protecting wolves under California's Endangered Species
Act would give wolves that enter our state the best possible chance for
Take part in this important decision -- comments must be received by May 6th to be considered. For sources of information on wolves, check out our website and wolf links.
Thank you for your participation in the conservation process!
Mark your calendar for upcoming events!
The Hidden Life of Wolves
Booksigning and Presentation
Featuring Jim and Jamie Dutcher
6:00 pm, May 21, 2013
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkely, CA 94704
our friends at Living With Wolves for a presentation and book signing
by Jim and Jamie Dutcher, Emmy Award-winning filmmakers and authors of
the new National Geographic book The Hidden Life of Wolves.
Meet other California wolf supporters and hear the Dutchers'
fascinating story documenting the extraordinary behavior of the wolf, a
misunderstood animal with a crucial role to play in our environment. A
reception with light refreshments will be offered from 6:00 pm to 7:30
pm. A multimedia presentation will be held at 7:30, and the book
signing will follow the presentation. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at via Brown Paper Tickets.
Tickets and book sales support the non-profit Living With Wolves.
Running From Extinction
Celebrating 15 Years of Mexican Wolf Recovery
2:00 pm to 6 pm, June 2, 2013
Elks Lodge #1812
1400 E Washington Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019
marks the 15th anniversary of the original releases of Mexican gray
wolves into the wilds of Arizona and New Mexico. Learn about this rare
wolf that is making a comeback from the brink of extinction as
California Wolf Center experts share a behind the scenes look at
endangered species recovery. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, a no host bar,
fundraising auctions, a drawing, and fun "day-in-the-life of a field
biologist" activities. Proceeds go to support the California Wolf
Center's mission of education and conservation.
For more information or to RSVP, contact the California Wolf Center at 760-765-0030.
Spring Wildlife Viewing Trip
June 11-16, 2013
Yellowstone National Park
Conservation is partnering with the California Wolf Center to offer a
spring wildlife-viewing trip in Yellowstone National Park. Join expert
guides from The Wild Side for a 6-day, 5-night expedition to Yellowstone
to see gray wolves, grizzly bears, and dozens of other wildlife
species, all in a breathtaking landscape.
dawn excursions to wildlife rich areas at the height of spring. View
wolves, bears, bison, moose, big horn sheep, and elk among a myriad of
birds and smaller mammals. Meet local experts and learn about the
innovative conservation work of the sponsoring organizations. A small
portion of the fees will go to Keystone Conservation and the California
Wolf Center as a tax-deductible donation. Space is limited.