A Preview That Will Leave You Howling for More

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager

Canis Lupus Colorado ScreenshotRocky Mountain Wild is gearing up to host the Denver stop of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) next Thursday at Sie FilmCenter!

The WSFF is an amazing film festival and Rocky Mountain Wild is always happy to bring those films to Denver; films that motivate and inspire our members and supporters to continue doing what they do to keep the Rocky Mountains as wild as possible, even in a political climate that is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen.

The event is also an opportunity to gather like-minded individuals together – those who enjoy the rich environment we have here in Colorado and who are determined to protect that environment for future generations – to meet, network, and support each other in their individual efforts.

This year, we will continue our tradition of making it easy for those like-minded individuals to support the species, places, and causes they care about in our Citizens Action Hub. The Hub will feature a myriad of direct actions that attendees can take from local non-profits to effect change in our backyard and all over the world.

Two such actions that will be featured in The Hub this year involve the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado, a concept that has been in the news lately. Defenders of Wildlife will feature a postcard drive to support a wolf awareness week proclamation for 2018 at their table; Rocky Mountain Wolf Project will have a table full of information and a way for you to sign your support for wolf reintroduction.

And the WSFF Denver stop will include a local film about wolves in Colorado. Canis Lupus Colorado is the story of the past, present, and future of Colorado’s now extinct native wolf population. Here is a brief preview of that film:

Rocky Mountain Wolf Project — Our Anthem (Launch Video) from Rocky Mountain Wolf Project on Vimeo.

This event could not happen without the generosity of our local sponsors, some of whom will be on site in The Hub as well. We’d like to thank: Center for Biological DiversityColorado Office of Film, Television and Media, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Defenders of Wildlife, Denver Zoo, People and Pollinators Action NetworkRocky Mountain Wolf Project, Rover.com, The Wilderness SocietyWild Connections, and Wildlife Protection Solutions for sponsoring this event!

Tickets are $14 for Denver Film Society members and $15 for non-members. Tickets do sell out on the day, so be sure to get yours ahead of time. A portion of the proceeds of the event will benefit Rocky Mountain Wild.

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2 thoughts on “A Preview That Will Leave You Howling for More

  1. So excited to see this event. Your organization looks amazing. I am curious if you have looked at or discussed how to protect ranching livelihood as well and to create a greater culture of dialogue between wildlife advocates and the ranch?

    1. Hi Ben,

      We partner with Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, and they have a lot of data, resources, and a film about living with wolves collaboratively – including ranchers who have made it work in other areas.

      Here’s a little educational piece about living with wolves they put together: https://www.rockymountainwolfproject.org/hubfs/Content%20Downloads/RMWP_LivingWithWolvesExhibit.pdf?t=1518194459373

      They also have an ebook with more information: https://www.rockymountainwolfproject.org/ebook-library?hsCtaTracking=bb79bbd6-ea34-422a-a89e-c1fa42df98d9%7Cf4716886-318f-4d72-95c1-9991f45710d8

      They also have two amazing films they’ve been showing around the area. I would highly recommend that if you get the chance you try and see. One of the we showed at last years Colorado Endangered Species Week wolf event and it largely dealt with ranchers and farmers and how they’ve learned to co-exist with wolves.

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