About Wolves of the Rockies
"Because we are their only voice"
To Protect & Defend Wolves of the Rocky Mountains. Gathering wolf advocates around the world to consolidate our voices into a force that will influence the protection and acceptance of wolves in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Marc Cooke -- President & Board Member. Born on the east coast. Attended college at Johnson & Wales then enlisted in the UnitedStates Army. Served in Germany during Dessert Shield and Desert Storm. Being honorable discharged spent an addition five years living and studying in Switzerland. Have been involved with wolf and other wildlife issues forover ten years at different levels.
Kim Bean Vice President & Board Member - Born and raised in Wyoming and lived in Colorado, I moved to Montana for the love of Yellowstone National Park, the wide open spaces and wild country. I am truly in-love with YNP, this is where my soul resides and where I am completely in my element. Whether backpacking, riding the mules in the back country or simply watching wildlife, this is home to me. I love this earth and her wild creatures, but my passion is with the wolves. "Enlightenment begins where the pavement ends"!
Rhonda Lanier Secretary & Board Member I have loved animals all my life. They have always seemed to be able to speak volumes without saying a word. Simply looking into the depth of their eyes to me conveys a world that is honest and real; one that we humans could learn so much from, if only we would take the time. Wolves certainly embody the very essence of what relationships are all about. The members of a pack each play a very necessary role in the stability and security of that pack. The more I have learned about wolves over the past years as a wolf advocate has only strengthened my passion and commitment to bring education and understanding.
Lorenza Cooke Treasure & Board Member: Lorenza was born in Switzerland with a strong ethic in living with nature and enjoying all the Alps had to offer. From skiing to mushroom hunting with friends and family. Lorenza is passionate about wolves and is responsible for Wolves of the Rockies Social Media outreach effort.Favorite Saying:" You can think what you want...but don't always say what you think!"
Kristi Lloyd Adviser: The wolves of the Great Lakes region are lesser known than the wolves of the northern Rockies but still face the same wrongful treatment by politicians, stock growers, hunters and hunting organizations as their western counterparts. Righting these wrongs and offering correct, true, and valid information and education is a big part of wolf advocacy and something I do with a passion.
Regional Advisory Director, Wolves of the Rockies; 2012—Present. Strategizing short and long term mechanisms for implementation of meaningful long term wolf conservation and viable social, economic, and political methods of changing current determinations of wildlife policy; Writing articles, alerts, scientific and opinion pieces, and calls to action for state and national media and organizations' website and Newsletter; Liason to wildlife watching guiding economic interests around Yellowstone National Park, and to Eastern US based media and academic organizations.
Mission Statement: WOLVES OF THE ROCKIES is a all volunteer, nonprofit organization working to ensure a viable, healthy population of the gray wolf throughout its historic range. This grassroots effort is supported by individuals working to promote positive attitudes toward wolves and sustain wolf recovery through:
-dispensing accurate information on how wolves live, their social structure, how they raise their young, and thecritical role they play in maintaining healthy ecosystems;
-supplying accurate facts to oppose the negative images of wolves created by commercial interests, fictional entertainment, and extremists.
- speaking and writing in public and governmental forums to assure sound, scientific management of wolves by governmental entities charged with their protection.
-Working with governmental agencies and likeminded organizations to promote acceptance of the wolf in the ecosystem and the use of nonlethal methods of addressing human conflict with wolves.
another opportunity to give back to the great state of Montana increasing social Tolerance for wolves the Big Sky Landscape. Enjoy: Photography, Horseback riding and packing mules into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Returned to the United States and lived on Cape Cod. Moved to Montana in 2000 to enjoy the backcountry and all the wildlife Montana has to offer. Favorite Saying:" With Great Power comes Great Responsibility."
"Enlightenment begins where the pavement ends"!
These incredible animals with which we are so fortunate to share our world. To see the harmony and pack structure, starting at the top with the Alpha male and female, and the devotion to the pups not only by the parents but by the entire pack in their upbringing is truly remarkable.
She is a amateur photographer and enjoys horseback riding, packing mules and spending time with friends and wolf advocates in Yellowstone and elsewhere.
Howard is currently leading The Lake Tapaje/Lower Tahuayo Basin Caiman Restoration Program, an innovative caiman conservation program in the Peruvian Amazon.
"Mesopredator" The Red Fox
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Used in tending sheep and cattle.