The Trouble with Wolves: A Film & Panel Discussion at Patagonia Seattle – 7.18

The Trouble with Wolves: A Film & Panel Discussion at Patagonia Seattle – 7.18

Conservation Northwest / Jun 24, 2019 / Events, Wolves

Join us for a screening of The Trouble With Wolves and a panel discussion on July 18th at Patagonia Seattle in Belltown!

Around 150 gray wolves now roam Washington state—a development that is both inspiring and controversial.

Join us at Patagonia Seattle for a film screening and panel discussion on Thursday, July 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. to learn why.

After refreshments and mingling, we’ll watch The Trouble with Wolves, a documentary that examines the complicated place the wolf holds in our Western psyche through interviews with biologists, wildlife watchers, hunters, ranchers and others. Watch the trailer here!

Afterwards, stick around for a discussion with a panel of people working on the front lines of this complicated conservation issue. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from two Conservation Northwest team members, Paula Swedeen, Ph.D., our Policy Director and member of the state’s Wolf Advisory Group, as well as Jay Shepherd, Ph.D., a former U.S. Fish & Wildlife Biologist who is now helping ranchers and farmers coexist with wolves as our Wolf Program Lead. Additional panelists will be announced soon.

This event will be fascinating and FREE, with light refreshments provided. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP on our Facebook event or via email to outreach (at)!

We’ll also provide information on ways to experience Washington’s wolf country while recreating this summer, and how to support the Range Rider Pilot Project, a collaborative effort which builds coexistence between carnivores and local communities in Eastern Washington.

Our work for coexistence with wolves

Through our Range Rider Pilot Project and other efforts, we’re working with local ranchers to reduce conflicts and promote coexistence between people and wolves.

We’re committed to the goal of long-term recovery and public acceptance of wolves alongside thriving, local communities. And we recognize achieving this goal will take hard work, respect and collaboration from stakeholders on all sides.

Through our Range Rider Pilot Project, we work closely with ranchers in Eastern Washington, where most of Washington’s wolves are, to help reduce conflict and increase social tolerance for wolves. By directly funding, training and implementing non-lethal wolf-livestock conflict avoidance methods, we’re helping local communities maintain their way of life while living alongside this native species.

At the policy level, we’re lobbying state and community leaders in Olympia for wolf recovery and sustainable wolf management. And we’re protecting critical habitat and working with law enforcement to fight poaching and natural resource abuse. We also advise the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on implementing the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan by continuing to serve on the Wolf Advisory Group.

Be sure to check out this event if you’re interested in learning more about our work for wolf coexistence, and visit our webpage for more information.

we’re ACTIVELY working to make our conservation community more INCLUSIVE. All identities are welcome and encouraged to join us at this event. We love seeing new faces!