Support the Yellowstone Wolf Project

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The Yellowstone Park Foundation offers three ways you can support the continuing research, monitoring and educational outreach about the wild wolves of Yellowstone.

Wolf Research and Monitoring

WolfWolf research and monitoring in Yellowstone is a year-round strategy that is critical to the long-term health of wolves in Yellowstone. Yellowstone’s wolf biologists and field staff conduct research efforts to capture and collar wolves, gather genetic samples for testing and lab work, conduct winter/summer field studies on predation and pup survival, and log numerous aerial monitoring flights. This level of fieldwork and science helps the Park better understand the wolf population and territories, their relationships with prey species (like elk and bison), monitor the health of packs, and identify disease or health issues in the population. Your gift of $2,500 or $5,000 will directly support key elements of the Yellowstone Wolf Research and Monitoring program including collaring and aerial monitoring.

Field and Flight Sponsor: your gift of $2,500 means you will receive the field summary and photographs of the wolf collaring season in April. In addition you will receive Yellowstone’s aerial monitoring report, a copy of Rick McIntrye’s Notes from the Field twice a year, and a print copy of Yellowstone’s Wolf Project Annual Report in the fall.

support the yellowstone wolf projectAlpha Sponsors: your gift of $5,000 means you will receive the field summary and photographs of the wolf collaring season in April, a copy of Yellowstone’s aerial monitoring report, Rick McIntrye’s Notes from the Field twice a year, and a print copy of Yellowstone’s Wolf Project Annual Report. As special recognition of your generous donation you will receive a print copy of the Park’s seasonal field studies, and a genuine replica of a Park wolf skull from the Yellowstone Heritage Resource Center.

Research Sponsors: Wolf Research and Monitoring
Your gift of $100 or more will support the research and monitoring program in Yellowstone. As a field sponsor you will receive an email summary and photos of Yellowstone’s wolf collaring season in April, a copy of Rick McIntrye’s Notes from the Field, twice a year, and an email copy of Yellowstone’s Wolf Project Annual Report in the fall.

Wolf Education and Outreach

Nearly one-third of the 3.5 million Park visitors come to Yellowstone to see wolves. Many are fortunate to have a chance to meet and speak with Rick McIntyre, the wolf project liaison in the field. Rick is in the Park every day meeting with visitors and school groups, providing an opportunity to observe wolves and enhancing their appreciation for the role of wolves in the Park. Your gift to the Wolf Education Program directly supports Rick’s field work, his time meeting with school groups and tours, and sharing his knowledge and appreciation of these amazing animals.

General Wolf Project Support

Since the restoration of Yellowstone’s wolves in 1995, the Yellowstone Park Foundation has contributed more than $6 million, constituting roughly 70% of the Wolf Project's total annual budget. Without this support from individuals, we wouldn't be able to learn about the fascinating dynamics of wolves and their role in the Yellowstone ecosystem. A gift of any amount ensures the future of wolf research in Yellowstone National Park.

The Yellowstone Park Foundation and Yellowstone National Park have changed our donor sponsorship categories for supporting the Yellowstone Wolf Project. Donors who have sponsored the collaring program can now support Wolf Research and Monitoring, which offers increased opportunity to support a suite of the critical elements for the Yellowstone wolf program and will provide you with more timely information about the science and health of Park wolves.

For more information about donating to the wolf project contact:

Paul Reichert
Yellowstone Park Foundation
222 East Main Street, Suite 301
Bozeman, MT 59715

Phone: 406.586.6303
preichert@ypf.org

To begin or renew your Wolf Project support today, please use our convenient online donation form.

Be sure to write "Yellowstone Wolf Project" in the Comments section of the donation form.

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