One of the main goals of the Project is to inform communities outside of the Wood River Valley about ways they can coexist with wolves. We have had several opportunities to host and travel to educate others about what we do at the Project. Below are some of the various meetings, events, and conferences where the Wood River Wolf Project has been represented.


Reid Hensen (Lava Lake/WRWP intern for the summer of 2017) and Claudio (camptender of Lava Lake Land & Livestock for 15 years), represented the Wood River Wolf Project at a Coexistence and Nonlethal Tools Workshop in Elgin in the Blue Mountains of Oregon. They brought along a WRWP Band Kit and showed operators and herders how to use the nonlethal tools. Thanks to Shane Stevenson and Cameron Krebs of Krebs Livestock, and Suzanne Stone for organizing this event!

Reid and Claudio demonstrating the use of nonlethal tools.  Photo: Shane Stevenson

Reid and Claudio demonstrating the use of nonlethal tools.  Photo: Shane Stevenson


The Wildlife Society's Colorado Chapter's Annual Meeting

Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium in Fort Collins, CO

February 2017

Avery Shawler, the Project Coordinator, spoke about the success of the Project and how coexistence is possible. She spoke among highly-respected wolf biologists such as Dave Mech, Mike Phillips, Doug Smith, Carter Niemeyer (WRWP Collaborator), and others. 


A screenshot from the Oversight Hearing video

A screenshot from the Oversight Hearing video

September 2016

Brian Bean, a member of the WRWP Steering Committee, spoke at the Oversight Hearing on the Status of the Federal Government's Management of Wolves. His testimony is now in the Congressional record and can be read here and viewed here and his testimony starts at the 42:00 minute mark. 


A screenshot from the video of the congressional hearing

A screenshot from the video of the congressional hearing

April 2016

Brian Bean spoke at a congressional hearing on the Endangered Species Act applauding its success with the comeback of grizzly bears and wolves. You can view the video of the hearing here and Brian starts speaking around the 51:00 minute mark. 


Left to right: Brian Bean, Larry Schoen, Suzanne Stone, and Carter Niemeyer. Photo: Avery Shawler

Left to right: Brian Bean, Larry Schoen, Suzanne Stone, and Carter Niemeyer.
Photo: Avery Shawler

March 2016

Brian Bean spoke in front of Idaho legislators about the Project. Other Project collaborators were present and answered questions from legislators. Listen to the presentation here.


Nonlethal Tools: Ranching with Predators Workshop in McArthur, California

February 2016

Brian Bean gave a presentation remotely to ranchers in an event organized by USDA APHIS Wildlife Services. Here's a blog post from Defenders of Wildlife about the event: http://www.defendersblog.org/2016/02/learning-to-live-with-california-wolves/


Wolf Advisory Group Meeting in Spokane, Washington

December 2015

Brian Bean spoke about nonlethal tools specifically in regard to preventing sheep depredation. He presented alongside Hilary Zaranek, a range rider from a cattle operation in the Centennial Valley in Montana. 


Wood River Wolf Project Training Workshop

June 2014

The Project hosted a two-day training workshop with a classroom and field component to train people how to use nonlethal tools and techniques. People from all over the country and all over the world participated. 

Participants of the workshop out in the field. Photo: Suzanne Stone

Participants of the workshop out in the field.
Photo: Suzanne Stone

Classroom component of the workshop. Photo: Suzanne Stone

Classroom component of the workshop.
Photo: Suzanne Stone