Wood River Wolf Project Resources

The Wood River Wolf Project has put together several useful documents available for public use. These are to be used to get a better understanding of the WRWP and to serve as a resource for other communities where predators and livestock occupy the same landscape. Some of these documents are still in draft form and are constantly being updated. If you have any suggestions or comments on these forms, please Contact Us.

Adaptive use of nonlethal strategies for minimizing wolf–sheep conflict in Idaho - This peer-reviewed paper was published in a special edition of the Journal of Mammalogy (February 2017) and documents the data from the first seven years of the Project. 

Wood River Wolf Project Presentation - Avery Shawler gave this presentation on February 15th, 2017 at The Wilderness Society Colorado Chapter's Annual Meeting at the Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium. This Symposium featured wolf biologists, Dave Mech, Mike Phillips, Doug Smith, Carter Niemeyer and nine other presenters. 

Wood River Wolf Project Presentation - Brian Bean has given this powerpoint presentation several times to educate people about nonlethal tools. Most recently this presentation was given in 2016 in front of the Idaho Legislature in Boise and also in front of the House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington D.C.

Operators' Band Kit Agreement - This document is a written agreement between the operators and the WRWP stating that we will lease them a Band Kit free of charge and provide training, as long as the Band Kits only undergo normal wear and tear. It also lists the items in the Band Kit.

Jumbo Band Kit Equipment List - This is a list of equipment in the Jumbo Band Kit, which includes nonlethal deterrents and camping gear.

Mini Band Kit Equipment List - This is a list of equipment with the essential nonlethal deterrents such as lights and noisemakers. 

Camping Kit Equipment List - This is a list of equipment which includes a tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.

Volunteer Protocol - This is a handout for anyone interested in volunteering for the WRWP. It outlines volunteer requirements and expectations. Please see our Volunteer page and fill out the form at the bottom if you would like to join us.

Wildlife Safety Protocol - (coming soon) This will outline how to safely interact with wildlife volunteers may encounter in the backcountry.

Wildfire Safety Protocol - (coming soon) This will outline how to respond to a wildfire while out in the backcountry.

Fire Discipline Protocol - (coming soon) The field season overlaps with the fire season, so this will outline how to prevent wildfires while volunteering in the backcountry.

Emergency Protocol - (coming soon) This will outline how to deal with emergency situations while in the backcountry.

Acknowledgement of Risk and Liability Waiver - This document is for volunteers interested in going into the backcountry. It describes some of the risks involved with volunteering for the WRWP.

Interacting with Sheep Bands Protocol - This document is to educate volunteers on what it's like to be with sheep bands in the backcountry.

Sheep Activity Reports - We will be updating these throughout the season as the sheep enter the Protected Area of the Wood River Valley.