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In This Issue
Family Event for National Day of Action
Introducing Wolfwatcher' Kids' Forum
About Us
A Family Walk to Protect America's Wild Heritage
1PM - 3PM
6 Reservation Road
Cross River, New York 10518 
Photo: Wild at Heart Images and Nature Photography by Sandy Sisti
Strong and wild, America's gray wolves once ranged across most of the United States. More than a symbol of wilderness, scientists agree that the wolf is a keystone species.  Its presence is critical to maintaining the integrity of native ecosystems. 

But, centuries of hunting and trapping sought to eliminate wolves from the American landscape. Today, thanks to the safety net of the Endangered Species Act, wolves are slowly recovering in wild places across the Great Lakes, Northern Rockies and Southwest.

Restoration of the wolf is considered one of our nation's greatest conservation success stories. Unfortunately, the centuries-old war on wolves is far from over.  The unwarranted assault on wolves that commenced in states including Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho after wolves in those states lost federal protections highlights the increasingly hostile anti-wolf policies of states now charged with ensuring the survival of gray wolf populations.


Slowly, wolves are now expanding further, making their way into places like California, Maine and other states. But just as wolves are beginning to return to their historic range, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell is proposing to strip them of the federal protections afforded by the ESA, and thus allow them to be hunted once again.   Federal protections for wolves are essential to help this animal recover and expand into still-suitable parts of its former range, just as the bald eagle was allowed to do before having its federal protections removed.


Our nation's future relies on a well-educated public to be wise stewards of the very environment that sustains us and future generations. Ultimately, the collective wisdom of our citizens will be the most compelling and most successful strategy for preserving our wildlife and the wild lands that sustain them.


Photo: Neil McCulloch 

Today, raising families of curious pups and romping in meadows, the wolf is trying to make come back. Our children want to be assured that this symbol of the American wild will not be silenced in their lifetime or for future generations.   


In response to this call to action, the  Wolf Conservation Center and the National Wolfwatcher Coalition has implemented service learning programs that can be just the catalyst for change among a new generation of stewards who can hopefully reverse this trend before it is too late.

Atka, Wolf Ambassador from the
Wolf Conservation Center 


In that regard, both organizations are hosting a service-learning event sponsored by Prai Beauty, "A Family Walk to Protect America's Wild Heritage," as an opportunity for kids and families to participate on the National Day of Action to support wolf recovery - Wednesday, August 14th, from 1-3PM at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY.    


This event will include learning activities, hikes, crafts, raffles and an appearance by ambassador wolf, Atka, from the Wolf Conservation Center.   

Wolfwatcher's Alyssa Grayson with Sec. Jewell
May, 2013 

Alyssa Grayson, Wolfwatcher's first Junior Advocate (photo to the left) , will also address the gathering with a compelling message for her generation!

The event hopes to raise awareness about the importance of wolves to ecosystems across America and to teach families and youth easy ways they can 'educate, advocate, and participate' for wolves now  and in the future.  

We hope you can join us for this wonderful opportunity for the whole family...




If you have any questions or plan to attend, please



Wolfwatcher's Kids' Forum

It is with great pleasure that we introduce a new distance-learning
opportunity for our junior wolfwatchers,  The Kids' Forum
This is a special place dedicated to the next generation!
Kids can gather to 'talk wolf' and to discuss ways they can help
"educate, advocate and participate" for wolves across our nation.

The Kids' Forum is a safe and secure online forum that is moderated by Wolfwatcher's educators, wildlife biologists from the Wolf Conservation Center, and invited guest representatives from other wolf and wildlife organizations.   Not only can kids talk with teachers and wolf experts to ask questions and to discuss the most up to date information about wolves, but they can connect safely with others their own age who share a common interest in wolves and their recovery.

Presently, the Kids' Forum can be located via the link,
or it can be found on our website's homepage menu under
"Junior Wolfwatchers"
To help us maintain the integrity of this safe forum,
we respectfully request that the link not be shared on any social media forums
so that it can be a fun place to learn and connect
with peers and families across the miles.

Do you know a youngster who may like to participate? Or, a child's teacher who may like to suggest The Kids' Forum to his/her students at school?
 We invite all those interested, kids, siblings, parents, teachers, students, etc.,
to visit the Kids' Forum and sign up to be part of a growing community
of young wolf advocates.
Be sure to complete the membership process by
clicking on the confirmation email sent to you when you subscribe....


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Our mission


We 'educate, advocate, and participate' for the long term recovery and preservation of wolves based on the best available science and the principles of democracy.  We:  

  1. educate the public about the important role that wolves play in maintaining healthy ecosystems
  2. inform the public about challenges to wolf recovery
  3. support measures that promote peaceful coexistence with wolves on the landscape
  4. educate the public about the issues in all regions and ways it can effectively participate in the democratic process to promote science-based decision-making about wolves.

All donations, no matter the amount, will be appreciated because they will enable us to: 

  • provide educational programs, materials and events
  • participate in conferences, seminars, and consultation with other professionals in the fields of wolf biology, research, conservation, eco-tourism and environmental law.
  • secure a Wolfwatcher Legal Fund to sustain potential engagement in litigation that challenges local, state and/or federal policies that affect wolf preservation.

To donate online , please click on the Donate button at the top. To donate by check or money order,  please send your donation to our business office at: National Wolfwatcher Coalition, 801 East 900 N, Layton, Utah 84041.  

When you join our pack by shopping in the Wolfwatcher Store or wearing some of our uniquely designed apparel,  you are helping us to raise awareness about wolves and our work on behalf of their recovery.