• Stakeholder Wolf Work in Idaho

    For my M.A. in Cultural Anthropology I choose to study human-human conflict surrounding the wolf reintroduction in Idaho, ultimately interviewing the Nez Perce, Ranchers and Conservationists. Let’s just say it was an “innovative idea” to propose to study wolves as an anthropologist but my thesis proved that 78% of wolf conflicts were human-human conflicts about

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  • Backpacking the Thorofare: Yellowstone, 8 days, 75 miles

    Reminicising about the Thorofare and the power/importance of land left wild. I feel blessed to have been able to backpack into this remote wilderness while grizzlies may have been at their height in my lifetime. For those of you who don’t know, Grizzlies have been delisted from the Endangered Species Act after 40 years of protection and trophy hunts have begun, especially in Wyoming. Montana chose not to hunt this year. Idaho is allowed one tag, Wyoming 23. It is a sad time for tribes and conservationists alike. These animals are slow to reproduce; every 3 years with an average of two cubs where both do not survive. Their population has grown by a few hundred under the last 40 years of protection. Anyone interested in seeing what land looks/feels like when Grizzlies are given space to live check out the Thorofare!

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