Who is Wolverine Network and who do we work with
Who we are
The following non-governmental organizations are actively involved in wolverine research and conservation in the American West:
- Defenders of Wildlife http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/wolverine.php
- Center for Biological Diversity http://www.biologicaldiversity.org
- Earthjustice http://www.earthjustice.org/our_work/cases/2008/protecting-wolverines-in-the-lower-48
- Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative http://www.nrccooperative.org/
- The Humane Society of the United States http://www.humanesociety.org/about/departments/wildlife.html
- The Wolverine Foundation http://wolverinefoundation.org/
- Wildlife Conservation Society http://www.wcs.org/saving-wildlife/other-carnivores/wolverine.aspx
- Wild Things Unlimited www.wildthingsunlimited.org
- Winter Wildlands Alliance http://www.winterwildlands.org
Who we work with
The following state and federal agencies are in charge of researching, managing and conserving wolverines and their habitat in the American West:
- Colorado Division of Wildlife http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/SpeciesOfConcern/Mammals/Wolverine.htm
- Idaho Department of Fish and Game http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/apps/cwcs/index.cfm?category=6
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
- MT Field Guide http://fieldguide.mt.gov/detail_AMAJF03010.aspx
- MT Video! http://fwp.mt.gov/education/videoLibrary/outdoorReports/video_00117.html
- MT Trapping info http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/trapping/default.html
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/wolverine/
- U.S. Forest Service http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/wildlife/carnivore/
- U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/sfpnw/issssp/species-index/fauna-mammals.shtml (scroll down to "Gulo gulo, Wolverine")
- U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station http://www.rmrs.nau.edu/wildlife/forest_carnivores/
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife http://wdfw.wa.gov/
- Wyoming Department of Fish and Game http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/CompConvStrategy/Species/Mammals/PDFS/Wolverine.pdf
The images of wolverine habitat that appear across this site were generously donated for usage by Cindy Goeddel.
Cindy Goeddel is an award-winning professional photographer, naturalist, hiker, guide and student of ecology with a fascination for the wonders that abound in Yellowstone National Park. Her passion lies in creating images that convey the story, mood and spirit of wild places and creatures, and in inspiring others to humbly protect the wilderness and land we all share.
She guides Custom and Group Tours in Yellowstone and, as an Adobe Lightroom Certified Expert, she teaches digital workflow to both amateur and professional photographers.
Tribute - David Gaillard
The Wolverine Network mourns the passing of David Gaillard. Dave was buried in an avalanche Saturday afternoon while cross-country skiing near Pilot Peak in the Shoshone National Forest south of Cooke City, Montana. Dave was a great, long-standing, and effective conservation advocate, with a kind and generous heart, a quiet but hilarious sense of humor, and a warm and friendly demeanor. One of Dave’s highest priorities was to get people in the conservation community and far beyond to work more closely, effectively and cordially together, as evidenced by his work to bring wolverine researchers, managers, educators, and advocates together to form the Wolverine Network.
Dave had been the Northern Rockies Representative in Bozeman, Montana for Defenders of Wildlife since 2007. Prior to coming to Defenders, Dave worked on carnivore conservation in the Northern Rockies region for a number of organizations since 1991. Dave was a leading champion for the conservation of some of the smaller and lesser known carnivores in the region – lynx, wolverines, fishers, and martens. Dave was very generous with his time and talents and worked on many other issues including wildlife adaptation to climate change, state wildlife action plans, and habitat conservation plans.
Dave was also a strong family man and community member. Dave’s passing is a great loss for the conservation community, particularly the species he championed the most – lynx, wolverines, and fishers. It is a great loss for his family, many friends, and the Bozeman community. We are grateful for the time we had working with and getting to know Dave as a colleague and a friend. We express our condolences to Dave’s family, and to his friends and colleagues.