It’s been 20 years since wolves were reintroduced to the American West and placed on the endangered species list. Advocates for the wolf say the animals serve a vital role in the region’s ecology. Hunters and ranchers, meanwhile, see wolves as a threat to their way of life, one imposed by an intrusive federal government. KUED 7 has produced a new documentary that explores both sides of this heated controversy. We’ll talk about it Thursday, and examine how the return of wolves to the West is playing out.
- John Howe is a producer for KUED 7. Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter is his third documentary chronicling the story of wolves in the West.
- David Moskowitz is a professional wildlife tracker, photographer and outdoor educator. He's the author of Wolves in the Land of Salmon [Amazon|Indiebound].