Lecture by Tom Wolf & Diana Tomback, Rocky Mountain Wolf Project
Historically, gray wolves contributed to the beauty and biological diversity of Colorado’s wild lands. But for nearly a century the voice of the gray wolf has been missing from the state despite a massive treasure of public land and abundant prey. A successful wolf restoration project would help restore an important part of Colorado’s natural balance and serve as the arch stone for reconnecting the species from the High Arctic to the Mexican border. There’s no other place in the world where a much-maligned and misunderstood species can be restored to its rightful place across a continental landscape.
Our state’s natural beauty lends itself to a diverse array of stories. The people, places and objects of history enliven our understanding of what it means to be a Coloradan. Whether you live in an urban setting or hail from a rural burg in our stunning prairies or mountain landscapes, we all share a common heritage. Natives and newcomers alike can always learn something new in this series, an assortment of topics that exemplifies a potpourri of history.