Roy Heberger, former coordinator of the wolf recovery program in Idaho, writes of his experiences with wolf recovery while with the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Wolf Recovery Coordinator Recalls the Call of the Wild – Roy Heberger – WWPblog

Before my retirement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in July 2000, I directed the wolf recovery program in Idaho. The work was the most rewarding, challenging, frustrating and stressful experience of my 33 years with the FWS.

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One Response to Wolf Recovery Coordinator Recalls the Call of the Wild

  1. Nancy says:

    Enjoyed this article the first time I read it.

    Roy does a great job making his thoughts known regarding wolf recovery (and forgive me if I’ve read too much into those words) but minds (pro & con) do need to come together and soon, and discuss reasonably…… the facts surrounding the wolf and its right to exist in areas that are still considered wilderness.
    Areas that for too long have been exploited for profit (for just a few short months out of the year) by both ranchers and hunters who too often fail to recognize the benefits of having other predators around – big and small.


July 2010


‎"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

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