Every year the Wolf Recovery Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife, and several other groups host the North American Wolf Conference. It is no longer held in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

In 2006, like most years in the past, the conference was held at Chico Hot Springs, Montana. However, in 2007 we are moving it to Flagstaff, Arizona. The conference will be held April 24th – 26th at the Little America Hotel www.littleamerica.com/flagstaff, with a Friday field trip to the Grand Canyon.

We hope this change will allow for a new array of participants to attend, as well as give focus to the limping Mexican Wolf project. More information will be coming regarding room reservations, the call for papers and online registration.

I will post it when it is available.

Ralph Maughan
Wolf Recovery Foundation

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

3 Responses to North American Wolf Conference moving to the Southwest — Flagstaff, Arizona

  1. Rick Hammel says:


    I salute you forhelping to move the conference to Flagstaff. I am sure the conference will focus more on the mexican wolf issues. This recovery project really needs help. There are just too few advocates for the species

    Rick Hammel

  2. Jean Ossorio says:

    We in the Southwest are looking forward to the Flagstaff conference for the opportunity it provides to draw attention to both the accomplishments and the shortcomings of the Mexican wolf reintroduction project, and for the chance to attend the conference without such a massive expenditure of time and travel dollars. The Wolf Recovery Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife are to be commended for holding next year’s conference in our larger “backyard.” We have already marked our calendars.

    We also hope that some participants will take the time to go a few miles farther south and spend some time in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area.

    Jean Ossorio
    New Mexico

  3. I’m happy to learn of the support for moving our conference. We can always draw a good crowd at Chico Hot Springs, and this is a bit of an organizational risk.

    Ralph Maughan
    Wolf Recovery Foundation


September 2006


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey