Is Wolf Reintroduction Right for Colorado?
A special, multi-part plenary session organized by assistant prof. rebecca niemiec (Colorado State University) and Prof. Jeremy Bruskotter (Ohio State University)
The idea of reintroducing wolves to Colorado is increasingly being discussed among conservation organizations. The question of whether and how to reintroduce wolves is largely a question about human interests and values. This symposium will explore the complexity of the human dimensions of wolf reintroduction through a variety of social science lenses. We will hear from leading researchers and practitioners on lessons learned from past reintroduction attempts, as well as key findings from social science research on public perspectives towards wolf reintroduction.
Turner Endangered Species Fund
Ohio State University
Colorado Cattleman’s Association
Nez Perce Tribe
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Suzanne Asha Stone
Former Idaho/Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Team Member
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Michigan Technological University
Colorado State University
University of Montana
The plenary symposium will be followed by a half-day workshop on Wednesday afternoon focused on developing research priorities for the human dimensions of wolf reintroduction in Colorado moving forward. The workshop will be open to anyone who would like to participate and will take place as a world-cafe style forum. The plenary organizers ultimately hope the workshop will lead to the development of a group paper defining a research agenda for applying the social sciences to wolf reintroduction.