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Alicia gave us the unique opportunity to speak with a former caretaker of one our very own Wolf Connection pack, Jax!She describes her history with Jax, the journey they took to get to Wolf Connection and valuable insight on finding placement f
Wes is a Grammy nominated performer, songwriter and producer. He sat down and talked about his journey from Nashville to California, his career in music and the impact the wolves at Wolf Connection have had on his life. He also performs his son
Laurie Lyman is a dedicated wolf watcher and advocate who has been studying wolves for over 15 years. She largely contributed to the book American Wolf  and can often be found in the field with noted wolf researcher Rick McIntyre. Laurie spoke
Sarah Michael is the Community Chair for the Wood River Wolf Project Steering Committee. She was elected to the Board of County Commissioners and served from 2000-2008. Sarah led the county’s initiative on the Wood River Wolf Project and county
Adrian Wydeven is a former Wildlife Biologist and Wildlife Manager for the Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin. He headed up the Wisconsin wolf recovery program that included intense monitoring of the state wolf population from 1990 th
Delia Malone is the Wildlife Chair for the Sierra Club's Colorado Chapter and an Ecologist with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. Delia spoke about the ecological impacts that the wolf reintroduction could have on Colorado's West Slope, th
Wolf Connection's Pack Services Manager, Elena Albanese, joins John, Stephen, and Renee to share their personal stories from their recent trip to Yellowstone National Park. They also recall the changing dynamics between bison and elk within the
Podcast Producer Stephen Rivera, Wolf Connection Behavior Specialist Renee Alfero,  and host John Calfa recap their recent experience in Yellowstone National Park. Learn more about the amazing people they met, new information about wolves, Yell
Adrian Treves is the founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab based in Madison, Wisconsin. His research focuses on ecology, law, and human dimensions of ecosystems in which crop and livestock ownership overlaps the habitat of large carnivores f
Ellen has studied and investigated the effects of pathogen infections on social groups within wolf and elk populations in Yellowstone National Park. Her research is focused in canine distemper virus, sarcoptic mange, and chronic wasting disease
Karin is the founder and director of Working Circle, a comprehensive community-based program dedicated to supporting working ranch stewardship to ensure that wolves, livestock, and people can thrive on shared landscapes in today's world. The ef
Rachel Tilseth has been a volunteer winter wolf tracker for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources since 2000. Rachel has also worked with the Wisconsin Wolf Recovery Program since 1998. She is an author for the Wolves of Douglas County
Wendi McLendon-Covey is an actress and comedian who stars in the television series Reno 911!  (Comedy Central) & The Goldbergs (ABC) and played a supporting role in the movie Bridesmaids (2011). She has been in multiple movies and television sh
Suzanne has spent over 30+ years looking to restore wolves to the Rockies and Pacific Northwest. She was a member of both the Idaho and Yellowstone wolf reintroduction teams that restored wolves to central Idaho and Yellowstone National Park. S
Mike Phillips has played a key role in wolf conservation and recovery for 40+ years. He was part of the red wolf & gray wolf recovery efforts in the 1990's and is a founding member of the Turner Endangered Species Fund and Turner Biodiversity D
Carter Niemeyer retired from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 2006 as the Wolf Recovery Coordinator for the state of Idaho. He was an integral part of the Federal Wolf Reintroduction in both Yellowstone and Idaho. Carter has authored two boo
**Click the link to view Kate's pictures that we discuss on the podcast** Ochsman is a wildlife photographer, certified South African Safari Guide and conservationist. She has tr
Maddy Jackson is a Project Technician with the Yellowstone Wolf Project. She is currently working on studies pertaining to wolf scat and the information that can be gathered non-invasively from wolf packs. She has a B.S. in Ecology/Evolution/Be
Taylor Bland has been a wildlife guide and wolf observer for over 2 years with Yellowstone Wolf Tracker. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Zoology, studied abroad at Kruger National Park in South Africa and now sits
Jack Rabe is currently obtaining his Master's Degree in Conservation Sciences at the University of Minnesota in conjunction with the Yellowstone Wolf/Elk/Cougar projects. Jack has studied all 3 species at length as a Biological Technician and e
Dylan Sanborn is an Avian Field Technician and Park Ranger in Yellowstone National Park. He has studied corvids and raptors for the last few years and their impact on the environment inside the park. Dylan joined us to discuss the unique dynami
Rick Lamplugh is an Amazon best selling author who has written 3 books, including In The Temple of Wolves: A Winter's Immersion in Wild Yellowstone, and Deep Into Yellowstone: A Year's Immersion in Grandeur & Controversy. A naturalist and wildl
Wolf Tracker, Naturalist and Field Biologist Nathan Varley studied the relationship and impact between wolves and elk in Yellowstone National Park for almost 20 years. He was involved in the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Recovery Project and studied th
Wolf Tales explores the journeys of Wolf Connection's staff and volunteers explaining how they made their way to Wolf Connection and the impact that the wolves and the organization has had on their lives.Stephen Rivera relocated to Los Angeles
Forrest Galante is the host of Animal Planet's Extinct or Alive where he travels the world in search of species on the brink of extinction or species believed to be extinct. He is truly passionate about education and helping people save our pla
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