We’ve covered a lot this season: wolves, working lands, and some of the ideas and management practices that divide and unite the people of the American West. In our final episode of the season, Alex and Jared are headed to Colorado, where a ballot initiative, passed in 2020, requires Colorado Parks and Wildlife to reintroduce wolves to the western part of the state by the end of 2023.
Links and references from Colorado wolf reintroduction and the great divide
Full Speech: The Importance of private working lands to Yellowstone in the twenty-first century. By Robert Bonnie, Undersecretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation
Colorado Proposition 114, Gray Wolf Reintroduction Initiative (2020)
Colorado Prop 114 Election Results (interactive map)
Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG)
KDUR Durango’s Colorado Howl interview with Hallie Mahowald, WLA’s programs director, who is on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife stakeholder advisory group (SAG) for the reintroduction and management of wolves in Colorado.
‘Speaking up on wolves, after the vote’ by Alex Few, On Land Magazine
Working Wild U is a production of Montana State University Extension and Western Landowners Alliance with support from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Western SARE and you, our listeners.
Today’s episode was directed and edited by Zach Altman and produced by Matthew Collins, Zach Altman, Alex Few, Jared Beaver, and Abby Nelson. Thanks Kathleen Shannon for helping us edit this episode.
Our hosts are Jared Beaver and Alex Few.
Louis Wertz is our Executive Producer. Music is from Artlist and Blue Dot Sessions.
The song we played at the top of the show was “The Great Divide” by Luke Combs and Billy Strings, shared under Fair Use.
Special thanks to all of our guests this season. We’ll see you later this year for season two of Working Wild U.