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Thank you for reading these important updates. We appreciate your support as we educate, advocate and participate on behalf of wolves.

"The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant:   What good is it?"                   

     Aldo Leopold 

Thank you,
March 6, 2016
In This Issue
Advocate for Wolves
Writing Contest 9-12
Writing Contest Grade 3-8
Release Form
Third Wolf Anthology
Defeat Sportsman's Act
Help Support NWC
About Us
Many Ways to Advocate for Wolves!
We recognize that not everyone is comfortable writing a letter to the editor or providing testimony before State Game Boards or Legislators, but did you know there are many other ways to advocate for wolves?
In this issue you will learn about The National Wolfwatcher Coalition's writing contest for Junior Wolfwatchers (deadline 4/15) and plans for a 3rd Wolf Anthology.

We ask for your help.  It is critical that the Bipartisan Sportsman's Act is defeated.  All you need to do is make two simple calls.

Finally, we are excited about two new products that will be for
 sale for a limited time.
Writing Contest
Young Adults Grades 9-12
Do you enjoy creative writing and crafting stories? Do you like to win cool stuff? Then the National Wolfwatcher Coalition wants you to enter our writing competition.

Being part of a wolf pack can be a lot of work. Some wolves join other packs; some wolves become alphas; and some wolves become what we call "lone wolves."  Choose one of these aspects of wolf-life and share why these ventures happen and what becomes of the wolf faced with these positions. Or tell us why wolves are important to you.  Use your imagination, but remember to keep it factual and realistic.
  • Age range: all 9-12 grade students
  • Submissions should be sent to
    by April 15 to be admitted to the competition. Use the subject "Young Adult Submission."
  • Word limit: 1200 words
  • You must include the release below with your submission
  • Winners will be announced April 27 and will be featured on Prizes will be awarded.
Children's Writing Competition 
Grades 3-8
Wolf pups experience many new things while growing up. Some are scary, some are exciting. Imagine you are a wolf pup, then, write about an experience that a wolf pup might have and use sensory details to tell how it helped the pup become a better wolf. 
Or tell us why wolves are important to you.
  • Age range: all 3-8 grade students with parent/guardian permission
  • Submissions should be sent to by April 15 to be admitted to the competition. Use the subject "Children's Submission."
  • Word limit: 500 words
  • You must include the attached release with your submission
  • Winners will be announced April 27 and will be featured on the Wolfwatcher website. Prizes will be awarded.
Release MUST Accompany Submission
Please Copy and Submit with your Entry
Release for National Wolfwatcher Coalition (NWC)
All entries must be an original writing, conceived and created by the entrant.
Copyright remains with the author, with usage rights by NWC for use on our website, social media and other promotional endeavors.   NWC agrees to use only the name and age of the student, unless his or her parent agrees to disclosure of other information.
No financial awards will be made; rather the winning entries y will be featured on our website  and/or through social media including but not limited to Facebook, twitter and Pinterest.   Prizes will also be awarded.
Name ______________________________________  Age __________
Name of Parent/Guardian ___________________________________________
Address ____________________________________
City _____________________________     State/Province _____________________
Country _________________________      Zip Code __________________________
Email ___________________________       Phone ____________________________
Title of Work ____________________________________________________________
Name of Child's School ___________________________________________________
Please check below:
________        I have read and accept the terms of this release
________        The submission is entirely the child's own creation, it is original and does not infringe on any person's or organizations copyrights.
________        I agree to allow NWC to use this work in any promotional materials.
_________________________________                              _____________________
Electronic Signature Parent/Guardian or                                           Date
Student's signature if age 18 or older
Third Anthology Details
Thurston Howl Publications is once again working with the National Wolfwatcher Coalition to make another charity anthology.  The past two volumes have been more than successful, and we hope to continue that success with volume 3.
Brandi 4 The anthology is accepting the following submission types: short stories, flash fiction (really short short stories), poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, artwork, and photography. 

Writing can be of any genre: from science fiction to Westerns to romance to literary. Your choice. 

All submissions MUST be wolf-related. You can submit in multiple categories, but each section's guidelines does have its own number of submissions policy.

Click here for details on HOW TO SUBMIT
Help Defeat 
Bipartisan Sportsman's Act S659
S. 659 is loaded with many anti-wildlife and anti-environment provisions and is a mirror image of the SHARE Act which passed in the House of Representatives last week. 

Along with directing the Secretary of the Interior to reissue two rules delisting wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes States, it blocks judicial review, thus preventing citizens from challenging the delisting of wolves.

This bill would also prevent the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service from restricting the illegal ivory trade; exempt lead ammunition from regulations; guts Clean Water Act safeguards;  
rohibits the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from finalizing a rule that would prohibit certain unethical practices on Alaskan refuge lands.

There are many additional bad components of this bill. Please take action.  Call each of your two Senators.  Tell them to vote NO on the Bipartisan Sportsman's Act.  

Allowing this bill to become law would be devastating for wildlife and the habitat it needs to survive.
Help Support Our Work
We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to providing factual information about wolves through education and advocacy.  

The National Wolfwatcher Coalition has no membership dues and we do not send out mailers asking for money.  We exist because of the hundreds of hours donated by our volunteers, through your generous donations and through the sale of merchandise.

We are proud to offer two new items for sale. Each will only be available for a limited time.

This cinch pack measures 14 by 17.25 inches and has a zippered pocket - perfect for day hikes $12  

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks.  To commemorate this special event, Bonfire Funds designed this unique shirt exclusively for Wolfwatcher.

The shirt is available in long & short sleeve, hoodie and even youth sizes.  The back, in "rock star" fashion lists all the National Parks where wolves can be found.

     501(c)(3) nonprofit, all volunteer organization  




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, PO Box 161281, Duluth, MN   55816-1281