Wolf: friend or foe? Feb. 7

Grey wolf head shot

How will the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado impact the environment, economy, and culture?

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host a panel discussion Wednesday, Feb. 7, to explore reintroduction of one of the American West’s most controversial species, the wolf. From ranchers to hunters and conservationists to activists, everyone is weighing in on how the reintroduction of wolves into Colorado will affect our rural, urban and natural environments.

It’s a long-lived debate between ecological restoration and social tolerance. Wolves may be coming naturally; do we wait and fend them off or do we intentionally reintroduce and learn to coexist?

The event, part of the Managing the Planet panel series, takes place at Avogadro’s Number from 5-6:30 p.m. It is free of charge and open to the public.

• Dana Hoag, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
• Valerie Johnson, Department of Clinical Sciences
• Phil Cafaro, Department of Philosophy
• Rick Knight, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

The discussion will be moderated by CSU Professor Gene Kelly, associate director for Research and Development at SoGES, deputy director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean of CSU Extension.

Avogadro’s Number is located at 605 S. Mason St.