- a preview of the PBS Nature film Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom, with producer Gianna Savoie
- highlights of the new book The Wolverine Way with National Geographic writer Doug Chadwick
- a discussion of relationships between wolverine habitat use and climate change by Jeff Copeland of the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
- an overview of wolverine science and conservation by NRCC executive director and field director of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wolverine Project, Jason Wilmot
Reception co-sponsored by: The Wolverine Foundation, American Wildlands, Defenders of Wildlife, Jackson Hole Conservation AllianceJackson Hole Wildlife Foundation, The Murie Center, & Winter Wildlands Alliance.
About the Presenters
Doug Chadwick is a writer based in Whitefish, Montana. He focuses on conservation and wildlife issues for National Geographic, and has authored several books on natural history, including A Beast the Color of Winter: The Mountain Goat Observed and Growing Up Grizzly: the True Story of Baylee and her Cubs. The Wolverine Way will be released in spring of 2010.
Gianna Savoie is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over a decade of experience in science & natural history filmmaking. Her work has been featured on PBS, Discovery, Animal Planet, and National Geographic. For more information on Gianna's recent work, check out her website.
Jeff Copeland is one of the world’s foremost authorities on wolverines. He is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula, Montana. Jeff conducted seminal research on wolverines in Central Idaho in the mid 90’s and since then has been a principal and advisor for numerous wolverine research projects in North America, including Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, northern Canada, the Northern Cascades, and north-central Idaho. His most recent publication, The bioclimatic envelope of the wolverine (Gulo gulo): do climatic constraints limit its geographic distribution? is an examination of the relationship between wolverine distribution and spring snowpack.
Jason Wilmot spent over 10 years living in the Glacier National Park area, where he worked in various capacities for the National Park Service. He helped develop and initiate the Glacier Wolverine Ecology Project, a partnership between the U.S. Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service, and currently serves as the field director for the Absaroka-Beartooth Wolverine Project. For more information on current wolverine work, check out NRCC's February 2010 e-news.