The Wood River Wolf Project is a collaborative of conservation organizations, ranching operations, and county, state and federal agencies working together to use proactive, nonlethal deterrents to minimize livestock and wolf conflicts. Since 2008, the Wood River Wolf Project has been helping Blaine County ranchers implement nonlethal strategies to successfully reduce livestock losses and protect native wildlife.

The Wood River Wolf Project is now recruiting volunteers for the 2016 field season, which runs from June to October. For more information visit our Volunteer page.


We are in year eight of our program to demonstrate that ranchers can coexist with wolves and that nonlethal deterrents are effective. The Wood River Wolf Project's Protected Area covers approximately 282,600 acres of rugged country in the Sawtooth National Forest. More ยป

Phantom Hill pack in 2012

Phantom Hill pack in 2012

How Can You Help?

The Lava Lake Institute for Science & Conservation serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Wood River Wolf Project. We are always looking for help from people who support wolf and livestock coexistence. Check out our Volunteer page to see how you can get involved. Donations are important and always welcome! For more information on how to get involved, Contact us!