Doug Smith leads efforts to monitor wolves in Yellowstone and has been with the program since wolf reintroduction in the mid-1990s. In this Q&A series, Doug answers a range of questions about wolves.
The economic importance of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region is growing exponentially.
Big game hunters who camp and hunt in grizzly bear country can learn to recreate around bears without conflict. Many grizzly bears die needlessly each hunting season by hunters who panic at the sight of a bear.
Despite much sensational media reading grizzly bears, the truth is most bears live out their life without any conflict with man. They aren't out to get us.
What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers?
The National Elk Refuge in Jackson and 22 state feed grounds throughout Wyoming continue to concentrate and feed elk in winter, setting the stage for disaster as chronic wasting disease spreads.
Wyoming's big game migrations and 50 years of wilderness
Hall Sawyer’s groundbreaking science is combined with first ever migration footage from photographer Joe Riis to highlight and inspire the importance of conserving migration corridors around the world.
In this award-winning film three former federal agents and a Congressman blow the whistle on Wildlife Services--a barbaric, wasteful and misnamed agency within the USDA--and expose the government's secret war on wildlife on the taxpayer's dime.
The Yellowstone to Yukon Vision was first articulated in 1993. Now, more than 20 years later, Y2Y looks back at our collective progress.
Every year hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison are shot and aggressively chased by helicopters and ATVs back into the park to prevent disease transmission to domestic cattle herds in Montana.
The Cliff Notes version of Yellowstone wolf history
Aerial capturing of mule deer in Wyoming
Described as an umbrella species, bears and other large carnivores play an important role in keeping ecosystems healthy.
Sharing the Range is short film documenting the challenges of living with large carnivores and how the people of the Waterton Biosphere Reserve are meeting these challenges.
Snowfall in Yellowstone melts into rivers that span the continent from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. Scientists are documenting significant changes in the amount of snow that falls here as well as the intensity and timing of spring runoff.
The Story of Grizzly 399, the most famous grizzly bear of North America and her life in Grand Teton National Park, where she should be completely protected as an endangered species but is not, due the elk hunt inside the national park.
The Changing World of Greater Yellowstone's Grizzly Bears: A Presentation by Dr. David Mattson
The story begins a decade ago in western Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley and explores how a rural agricultural community responded to the resurgence of grizzly bears and wolves.
The gray wolf was one of the first to be protected by the Endangered Species Act. Its re-introduction in the northern Rockies restored a balance in the ecosystem.
This short film documents the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation's Wildlife Friendlier Fencing Program, which celebrated its 20th year in 2016.