Gray Wolf
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Wolf Education Series: Part 2

Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 12:00am
  • Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
Wolf Reintroduction Logistics and Lessons Learned

Colorado Parks & Wildlife is hosting a series of education sessions dedicated to the gray wolf reintroduction program. This is the second in the series, recorded on May 20, 2021. Learn about what went into the considerations and the logistics for the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Central Idaho in the mid-1990s. The presenters share their real-world experiences about establishing and managing wolves in the Northern Rockies.


  • Ed Bangs (retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) describes the logistics of planning for and reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone and Central Idaho.

  • Mike Jimenez (retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) presents on biological lessons learned from the reintroduction.

In November 2020, Colorado voters passed Proposition 114, a ballot initiative to introduce gray wolves on the Western Slope. Colorado is part of the gray wolf’s native range, but wolves were eradicated from the state by the 1940s. Over the past decade, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service restored gray wolves into Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Arizona. Individual wolves, and most recently a group of wolves in Moffat County, have been periodically migrating into Colorado. Now, by voter mandate, wolves will be reintroduced to Colorado no later than December 31, 2023.

As the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Commission works to develop a plan to robust, adaptive management plan to reintroduce wolves in Colorado, they are holding statewide hearings about scientific, economic, and social considerations and hosting education sessions like these.

Want to learn more about Colorado wolf reintroduction?

Colorado Parks & Wildlife staff have worked across areas of expertise, scientific backgrounds and partner agencies to prepare this FAQ page in response to significant public outreach. This page will be updated and expanded as the agency works through the reintroduction and public involvement process.


Run Time: 

1 hour 36 min.

Bud's Watch Parties

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share films you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy streaming these inspired films, and come together for community conversations to share the experiences.