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Things you can do:

Contact your Representative and ask them how they Vote on Parks and Conservation. To find your Representatives, check out this website: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials Study the riders which often come bundled in budgets, and contact your representatives when you see these detrimental and partisan riders.

Join and support Center for Biological Diversity : http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/support/

Join and Support Defenders of Wildlife : http://www.defenders.org/support-our-work

Write an editorial for your newspaper.

Continue to call for No Hunting Buffer Zones around National Parks. It truly is beyond the call to lose a Wolf Family like Denali’s East Fork due to trapping and hunting pressures. They can never be replaced.



If you see a hearing regarding predator recovery please consider attending and speaking, even if it is a short “I support predator recovery because I want my children to see the same wilderness as I did”. It matters.

It really does matter. We want to leave this beautiful country with enough wild spaces so that our children’s children can breathe it in, can visit wild places which aren’t “groomed” or “managed”, but wild and free. In order to ensure that, we must step out of our comfort zones and get involved, whenever we can. The future depends on us.                                               


Courtesy of Defenders of Wildlife

Amaroq Weiss, West Coast Wolf Organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity, coordinates campaigns for the restoration and protection of wolf populations in California, Oregon and Washington, and also works to maintain protections for wolves at the federal level.  A biologist and former attorney, Amaroq has worked for 19 years for wolf conservation in the Pacific West, Northern Rockies, Southwest and Alaska. She was an appointed stakeholder that helped Oregon develop its state wolf plan, and was similarly a stakeholder-advisor in California’s process to craft its state wolf plan. She has testified at state, federal and county hearings about wolves, successfully argued the administrative petition to fully protect wolves under California’s state endangered species act, and given countless public presentations about this charismatic species.


Amaroq routinely acts as ground support in wolf–related litigation and science matters for the Center for Biological Diversity, is a regularly invited speaker at the annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, given interviews on NPR radio programs including KCRW’s Which Way L.A.? with Warren Olney and KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny; and was a panelist on the Idaho Public Television Broadcasting program, Predators in the West, which aired in five western states.  She is a contributing author and editor of multiple publications including Making Room for Recovery: The Case for Maintaining Endangered Species Act Protections for America’s Wolves (2014), Social and Ecological Benefits of Restored Wolf Populations (2007), Places for Wolves (2007), Places for Grizzly Bears (2007), Livestock and Wolves: a Guide to Nonlethal Tools and Methods to Reduce Conflicts (2008), and Social and Ecological Benefits of Restored Wolf Populations (2008). She also appears in two recent documentaries about California’s first known wild wolf in 87 years, “OR7 – The Journey” and “The OR-7 Expedition.” 



Amaroq holds a BS from Iowa State University, an MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. In her spare time, Amaroq enjoys urban dryland trail mushing with her two Siberian huskies, Miranda and Taiga.

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Amaroq Weiss - An Insiders Guide to Advocacy -What YOU can do for wolves


Friday August 12, 2016 - 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. EST



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