Wolf restoration webinar to share insights from Yellowstone example

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Register to attend the webinar Wolf restoration in Colorado: What can we learn from Yellowstone?

The upcoming informational webinar Wolf restoration in Colorado: What can we learn from Yellowstone? will discuss the restoration of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and the lessons learned for the potential recovery of wolves in Colorado.

The webinar will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. MST. Register here for the event, which is free and open to the public.

The webinar, co-hosted by the CSU Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence and the Denver Zoo, will involve both a presentation and a question and answer portion. Distinguished presenter Dr. Doug Smith, a senior wildlife biologist with the U.S. National Park Service and project leader of the reintroduction and restoration of Yellowstone wolves, will lead the discussion.

“With the potential restoration of gray wolves to Colorado, there are important lessons to be learned from Yellowstone National Park, the site of wolf reintroduction in the mid-1990’s,” said Kevin Crooks, director of the Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence.

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) have been largely absent from Colorado for nearly 80 years. With recent wolf sightings in Northern Colorado and an upcoming statewide vote on Proposition 114 that would reintroduce wolves to the state, Canis lupus appear to be on the verge of return. To inform how wolves are managed in the state, it is important to learn from other regions in the American West that have experienced wolf recovery.

The Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence (CHCC), an academic institution housed at CSU, is focused on integrating transformative science, education, and outreach to minimize conflict and facilitate coexistence between humans and carnivores. Learn more about the center’s mission, visit the CHCC website.