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November 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Durango Wolf Symposium
Thursday, November 29th
Fort Lewis College
Student Life Center Gymnasium
8:30 am-12:00 pm (4 speakers)
1:00-4:30 pm (5 speakers)
7:00-9:00 pm Public Discussion
The Ft. Lewis College Department of Biology is hosting a free, open-to-the-public symposium, at the Fort Lewis College Student Life Center Gymnasium on Thursday, November 29th. At this all-day event, the largest group of wolf experts ever to gather in Southwest Colorado will present diverse perspectives on wolf behavior and ecology, the significance of wolves in Native American culture, wolf restoration and management, and the history and future of wolves in Colorado.
About the need for wolf restoration in Colorado, Delia Malone, Wildlife Chair for the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, said: “Wolves are the voice of wilderness, but that voice has been missing from Colorado since 1945. Before European settlement of the West, hundreds of thousands of wolves lived in dynamic balance with vast herds of bison, elk, pronghorn and deer. The loss of the essential apex predator has caused ecosystem failure both big and small. This high-level gathering brings together great minds, proven facts, and differing perspectives for a day of conversation and education.”
Mark Pearson, our Executive Director, will be presenting Perspectives on the Colorado Wolf Management Plan.
For more info and to register go to bit.ly/co-wolf.