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Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project
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    Volunteer for Wolves

    Training Sessions with the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project! We will hold two volunteer trainings this month to provide you with information on wolves, the history of wolf recovery in our region, where wolf recovery efforts stand right now, and effective messaging for wolves. We will talk about ways you can help our project of bringing wolves back to our region and saving our beautiful native wolf, the endangered Mexican wolf. These two events will provide identical information, so you only need to attend one.

    Volunteer training dates and locations:

    Thursday, May 19, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, in the community room at the East Flagstaff Community Library located at 3000 N 4th Street, Suite 5, Flagstaff

    Saturday, May 21, 11:45 am-1:15 pm, in the community room at the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library located at 300 W Aspen Ave., Flagstaff

    Please contact Toni for more information about these events:
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  • Paseo del Lobo

    Paseo del Lobo (Path of the Wolf)

    A Wolf Awareness campaign along the path of natural dispersal from the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area to the Grand Canyon

    paseo-del-lobo-trail-map-2-thumbThe Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project is excited to host our wolf advocacy campaign annual camping trips and hike from June to October 2014 that will follow a natural dispersal corridor, connecting the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (where Mexican gray wolves currently live) to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon (where we are advocating for their return). Mexican wolves are capable of traversing hundreds of miles, and need room to roam in order to establish a metapopulation structure to preserve remaining genetic diversity.

    Two wolves have been documented in the Flagstaff area since the initial release of Mexican wolves into Arizona in 1998. In 2000, a female Mexican wolf wandered northward, eventually traveling over 200 miles until a vehicle struck and killed her just twelve miles north of Flagstaff on US Highway 89. In 2001, federal and state wildlife agencies reported that a radio-collared, yearling male lobo traveled from his reintroduction site in the Apache National Forest to the Mormon Lake vicinity on the Coconino National Forest south of Flagstaff. The agency biologists later tracked him moving south to Clear Creek and then eastward along the Mogollon Rim headwaters. It is possible he was following the scent of the female wolf who traveled this route before him, seeking out a mate he would never find. Our sojourner was shot and illegally killed in early 2002. As a community awareness event, the Paseo del Lobo hike offers participants a unique opportunity to learn more about little-known stories like this, as well as current efforts to help critically-endangered wolves make their way back to the wild.

    Quick Links:      Volunteer for Paseo del Lobo      Support the Events      Follow the Trail     

  • PaseodelLobo logo resized for webVolunteers needed to hike, bike, join trail support teams, or help with special events!

    Volunteers will be expected to serve as a positive spokesperson for Mexican wolf recovery, sharing your photographs and video experiences of the trail!

    We will provide participants with a detailed map of their section, and go over maps of the area to help with directions, and trail recommendations. You will gather a group of your friends to lead on a Paseo del Lobo section hike, to help educate others about the incredible wolf habitat available in the Grand Canyon region. Take photo postcards with a short message from your hike for us to share online with others around the world to see!

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