Working together to create a win-win scenario.

From left: Larry Schoen (Blaine County Commissioner), Brian Bean (owner of Lava Lake Land & Livestock and President of the Lava Lake Institute for Science & Conservation), Roberto (sheep herder from Flat Top Ranch), and Fernando Najera (WRWP Project Field Manager in 2014).                       Photo: Defenders of Wildlife

From left: Larry Schoen (Blaine County Commissioner), Brian Bean (owner of Lava Lake Land & Livestock and President of the Lava Lake Institute for Science & Conservation), Roberto (sheep herder from Flat Top Ranch), and Fernando Najera (WRWP Project Field Manager in 2014).                       Photo: Defenders of Wildlife

Wood River Wolf Project Steering Committee

Brian Bean

Co-owner of Lava Lake Land & Livestock

President of the Lava Lake Institute for Science & Conservation

Larry Schoen

Blaine County Commissioner

Kurt Nelson

District Ranger of U.S. Forest Service in the Ketchum Ranger District

 

We depend on collaboration from multiple partners for our success. Our current collaborators include:

 

Ranching Operations

Government Agencies

Conservation Organizations

 

Past Organizations that have been involved with the Wood River Wolf Project from all over the world:

  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Umatilla tribe in Oregon
  • Utah State University
  • University of Washington
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Conservation Northwest
  • Keystone Conservation
  • University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
  • Western Arctic National Parklands
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies 
  • Duke University
  • Cheetah Conservation Fund, Botswana
  • University of Florida, Center for Biological Diversity
  • California Wolf Center
  • Brazilian National Center for Mammalian Carnivore Research
  • and more!