Panel discussion on displacement of native wildlife by invasive livestock

We have been quietly updating the website and reaching out to potential speakers for this year’s event! The 4th Annual Speak for Wolves is set to take place on July 27-29 at the Historic Union Pacific Dining Lodge in West Yellowstone, Montana. Programming will begin at 7:00pm on Thursday July 27. The evening will feature a a panel discussion on the displacement of native wildlife by invasive livestock, followed by a live performance by activist and singer-songwriter Buffalo Field Campaign Executive Director Dan Brister has agreed to be on the panel discussion. He will share his expertise about the displacement and slaughter of America’s last genetically-pure buffalo herds in and around Yellowstone National Park due to the demands of the Montana Department of Livestock. Wildlands Defense Director of Public Lands Katie Fite has also agreed to serve on the panel. She will discuss the negative impact that livestock have on fragile soils, native plants and imperiled sage grouse throughout the arid West. The rest of the panel discussion will focus on livestock impacts to grizzly bears, coyotes and wolves. Other panelists will soon be announced.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help us pay for speaker transportation and lodging costs. Your financial support is greatly appreciated! We are also offering Great Spirits posters from artist Virginie Baude and colorful wolf note cards from Earth Art International. Both can be purchased here.