Tonight, March 8 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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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To find out more information about the film visit: Lords of Nature

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About The Author

Ken Cole

Ken Cole is a 5th generation Idahoan, an avid fly fisherman, wildlife enthusiast, and photographer. He is the interim Idaho Director for Western Watersheds Project. We do not accept unsolicited “guest” authors or advertising.

23 Responses to Lords of Nature presented by WWP at the Idaho Outdoor Association

  1. jon says:

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

  2. Virginia says:

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

  3. Immer Treue says:

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

  4. Mooseboy says:

    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 says:

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


  6. Cody Coyote says:

    Take this show on the road, guys !

    • Salle says:

      You too can organize a presentation of this film. Just contact someone at the Western Wolf Coalition ( 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 says:

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

  8. Nancy says:

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

    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 says:

    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.

    • timz says:

      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 says:

    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

    • timz says:

      “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.

    • Nancy says:

      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 says:

    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.

  12. Phil says:

    Thank you Nancy.

  13. Doryfun says:


    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.”


March 2011


‎"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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