Our Mission

The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project is working to help wolves thrive throughout the Rockies, through public outreach, consensus building, and a firm embrace of the best science. The benchmark of our success: Wolves again roaming the snow-capped peaks, rim rock canyons, and primeval forests of the Rocky Mountains.

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Disseminate Science-Based Information

. . . about wolves, dispelling myths.

Engage Residents

. . . about the reality of sharing the land with wolves, including ways to reduce conflict between wolves and livestock.

Cultivate Enthusiasm

. . . among Americans about returning wolves to the Rocky Mountains.


Acres of wolf habitat in Rocky Mountain States [minimum, estimated]


Wolves in the Rocky Mountain States [estimated]


Deer and elk in the Rocky Mountain States [estimated]


People injured by wild wolves in the Rockies

Trusted Leadership

The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project receives trusted guidance from key scientists, advocates and politically savvy leaders who have substantial experience with wolf reintroduction and visionary ecological restoration programs. We collaborate with individuals and organizations—from wildlife biologists to landowners to conservationists—dedicated to returning wolves to the Rockies. We advocate for using the best available scientific data in all decision-making processes related to wolf restoration.

The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project advocates for wolves and people in Colorado through community building, resource mobilization, and the application of tools and methodologies to support coexistence between humans and carnivores. In partnership with Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW), Colorado State University Extension (CSU), and diverse communities, we connect and support livestock producers with funding for the design and implementation of coexistence strategies, while improving public understanding of wolves.

Although we are completely volunteer driven, we have proven to be a formidable team. In 2022, we developed the ‘Born to be Wild’ specialty license plate to generate funds for CPW’s tools and initiatives that will reduce conflict between wolves and livestock through non-lethal means; in 2023, the Colorado General Assembly approved the ‘Born To Be Wild’ plate. We also helped establish CSU’s Wolf Conflict Reduction Fund, which also focuses on non-lethal conflict reduction.

How to take action

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