20th Annual North American Wolf Conference

April 8-10, 2008

Chico Hot Springs & Resort – Pray, Montana

Papers are now being accepted for the 2008 North American Wolf Conference April 8-10th, 2008 with a field trip on Friday, April 11th, to Yellowstone National Park. The conference is returning to Chico Hot Springs & Resort, in Pray, Montana. For lodging reservations, please visit the website or call 1-800-468-9232.

The conference serves as a bridge bringing together leading wolf biologists, conservationists, livestock owners, depredation specialists, educators and state, tribal and federal wolf managers to share information ranging from ecological and genetic research, nonlethal techniques to reduce livestock conflicts, to economic and environmental effects of wolf restoration. Former presenters include Ed Bangs, Doug Smith, Lu Carbyn, Jamie Rappaport Clark, Bud Fazio, Steven Fritts, William Lynn, L. David Mech, Marco Musiani, Dave Parsons, Paul Paquet, Robert Wayne, Vic Van Ballenberghe, Carita Bergman and other scientists, managers, and leaders in North American wolf conservation.

Please submit a single-spaced abstract (up to 500 words) with your full contact information, affiliations and authors by e-mail to Suzanne Stone at: by February 15, 2008. If possible, please submit a digital picture related to your research or topic to include in the agenda and conference websites.

We can also scan images sent by mail to:

North American Wolf Conference
P.O. Box 773
Boise, Idaho 83701

Conference registration opened on December 1, 2007.

Please visit for registration details.

For more information, please contact Brenda Davis, Rocky Mountain Region Coordinator, Defenders of Wildlife, at or call (406) 586-3970.

About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to North American Wolf Conference to be held April 8-10 at Chico Hot Springs, Montana

  1. avatar TallTrent says:

    I am happy to report that I am registered for the wolf conference. I just need to get lodging lined up, but I am exciting to be attending. Definitely looking forward to it.



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