Lords of Nature presented by WWP at the Idaho Outdoor Association

Tonight, March 8 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location
Idaho Outdoor Association
3401 Brazil Street
Boise, ID

Wolves and cougars, once driven to the edge of existence, are finding their way back — from the Yellowstone plateau to the canyons of Zion, from the farm country of northern Minnesota to the rugged open range of the West. This is the story of a science now discovering top carnivores as revitalizing forces of nature, and of a society now learning tolerance for beasts they once banished. Narrated by Peter Coyote.

After the film Ken Cole and Brian Ertz of Western Watersheds Project will present their views of wolf management, the agencies that manage them, and the present political climate in which wolf management exists.

The event is FREE.

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Comments

  1. jon Avatar
    jon

    I wished I lived in idaho to attend events like these. ken, will this be recorded at all and posted online?

    1. Phil Avatar
      Phil

      jon: I wanted to post a similar comment.

      Ken: As jon asked, will there be a link somewhere on this site that has a recording of your presentation?

      1. Ken Cole Avatar

        No, I don’t think so. It’s mostly going to be Q&A afterwards.

      2. Phil Avatar
        Phil

        Thanks ken.

  2. Virginia Avatar
    Virginia

    And just as the USFWS announces that the Eastern Cougar is considered extinct!

  3. Immer Treue Avatar
    Immer Treue

    Looks cool, The Yellowstone is Dead crowd will buy into it …

    http://www.lordsofnature.org/trailer1.html

  4. Mooseboy Avatar

    It is so refreshing to hear an educated view about the good of apex predators. I get so tired of the uneducated media brandishing these animals as detrimental to eco-systems and calling for their eradication. We need more professionals like these men and women to step up and speak the truth about the good of predators.

  5. jon Avatar
    jon

    Ken, how did it go? Will it be available online for us to download?

    thanks

  6. Cody Coyote Avatar
    Cody Coyote

    Take this show on the road, guys !

    1. Salle Avatar
      Salle

      You too can organize a presentation of this film. Just contact someone at the Western Wolf Coalition (http://westernwolves.org/) and you can get started. The coalition has been presenting/facilitating presentations of this film for over a year now, in this type of venue, and have had great reviews. The more presentations, the more public education on the topic there will be. the idea being that we can all take this show on the road.

      Really, this is one way to circumvent the FuxNewz syndrome! If even half of the readers and participants on this blog could do that, there would be a lot of folks learning more about the situation.

  7. Kit Avatar
    Kit

    This is a fabulous film. Everyone who hunts & ranches should watch it.

  8. Nancy Avatar
    Nancy

    Here is a link to the Lords of Nature website if you’re interested in ordering a copy of the DVD:

    http://www.lordsofnature.org/dvd.html

    Met a delightful couple from Florida vacationing out here last summer and they didn’t have a clue about the controversy going on over wolves in the west. A couple of weeks after they left for home I received a copy of the DVD in the mail from them.

    I’ve watched it 3 times (and shared it with friends) and I am amazed how much information Green Fire packed into this 60 minute DVD. WELL WORTH the watch!

  9. Ken Cole Avatar

    Thanks to timz, Jeff E, DB, Larry Thorngren, and others who showed up last night. There were about 45 people by my count, which was about the capacity of the small facility. We had a pretty good discussion afterwards and some good questions were asked by people who genuinely wanted a better understanding of the issues involved.

    1. timz Avatar
      timz

      Thanks to you guys for coming down, great job. Kit is right all in the West should watch this video, hopefully PBS or Nat Geo, will air it at some point.

  10. Doryfun Avatar

    Lords of Nature sounds great, and it is certainly on my list of things to get. But, for those of you that have seen it, what is in this presentation that has not already been well known, documented, and presented from years past? Apex predators, cascade effect, pred/prey relationship, etc is nothing new. Does this do a better job at presenting the social aspect of people and the reasons for such serious divides in thinking or attitude? And what can be done, that hasn’t already been used or tried? What chance does this have that other efforts already used didn’t have, to efforts in changing any minds of oppositional arugments? Is this just more “preaching to the choir?” Curious? Thanks

    1. timz Avatar
      timz

      “What chance does this have that other efforts already used didn’t have, to efforts in changing any minds of oppositional arugments?”

      Little or none, most of those minds can’t be changed IMHO. The film does spend some time talking to F&G and Farmers/Ranchers in Minnesota and how they have learned to co-exist with their large population of wolves, and a couple of ranchers in the west who are trying to co-exist.

    2. Nancy Avatar
      Nancy

      Doryfun – the information thats covered in the documentary Lords of Nature, isn’t a surprise to many on this blog (and Timz, PBS was suppose to have it running in many areas by last fall) but it is an eye opener for many who take predators and wildlife in general – for granted.

      Got into a discussion with a local just this afternoon about snowmobiling. He and his girlfriend had headed up to an area not far from me and got stuck often “playing around” in the mountains.

      When I suggested they take advantage of the over 150 miles of “groomed” trails in the area and give wildlife a break from the constant interference of off trail, motorized vehicles, he said “what wildlife? There’s nothing up there this time of year”

      The concept that these areas are alive with wildlife struggling to stay alive in the winter, seemed totally foreign to him.
      Doryfun – have you seen the complete series of Planet Earth (BBC) yet? 5 DVD’s in the set, and each DVD is about 3 hours long.

      As with Lords of Nature, well worth the watch.

      Its unfortunate documentaries like these get very little recognition or air time. Earthlings, another great documentary, if you can stomach the first 20 minutes.

  11. Phil Avatar
    Phil

    Where is the best place to purchase “Lords of Nature” on DVD? I can only find it on amazon, but would rather purchase it in person. I have checked many places, but they do not have it.

    1. Phil Avatar
      Phil

      Again: Thanks Nancy, But I just purchased my order on amazon.

      1. jon Avatar
        jon

        This dvd was sent to a few bigwigs in Washington.

  12. Phil Avatar
    Phil

    Thank you Nancy.

  13. Doryfun Avatar

    Nancy,

    thanks for the info. I have seen most of planet earth, but not all, nor Earthlings (sounds space cadetish?), which reminds me of a joke. Two Martians are hoverng above planet earth in their flying saucer. One says to the other: “Nope, no intelligent life down there.”

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