DECADE OF THE WOLF: RETURNING THE WILD TO YELLOWSTONE
Author: Douglas Smith, PhD, & Gary Ferguson
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Apr 2005
This definitive book recounts the 10 riveting years since the reintroduction of wolves into the Park. Full color insert; 6x9 inches, 256 pgs.
By the leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project and an award-winning nature writer.
For animal lovers around the world, the image of gray wolves running free again in the wilds of Yellowstone has become the ultimate symbol of the American wilderness. Since the original fourteen animals stepped out of their acclimation pens to reclaim their rightful place in the Park, millions of people have followed them through a steady stream of media coverage while thousands more have actually made the pilgrimage to see the wolves for themselves.
The year 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of this historic endeavor. That benchmark, combined with the climax of government efforts to remove wolves from the endangered species list, will render this an exceptional year in wildlife, a closing chapter to one of the most tumultuous preservation stories of the modern era. The story has changed the very face of Yellowstone: Being such a powerful force at the top of the food chain, the wolves affect everything beneath them and Greater Yellowstone is looking more and more like the Old West with animal and plant life in balance once again.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
?In The Yellowstone Wolves, the story of the wolves comes to light:adventure, tragedy, survival, and hope, all told in the clear voice of a person who knows the wolves? new home as well as few others.?
?Gary Ferguson tells [his] story with a naturalist?s rigor, a local?s
compassion, a writer?s heart, and an outdoorsman?s soul.?
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
DOUGLAS SMITH, PHD, Wolf Project leader, has studied wolves for twenty-four
years and has worked on the reintroduction in Yellowstone since its inception.
He lives in Gardiner, Montana.
GARY FERGUSON is an award-winning nature writer whose books include The Great Divide: The Rocky Mountains in the American Mind, Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone, and The Yellowstone Wolves. He has written for numerous publications including Vanity Fair, Outside, and Men?s Journal. He lives in Red Lodge, Montana.