The Return of Wolves

An Iconic Predator's Struggle to Survive in the American West
by Eli Francovich

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Uncover on-the-ground reporting on the conflict between conservationists, ranchers, and an iconic predator—and discover the solution that might appease them all. 

The gray wolf has made an astonishing comeback in Washington. Nearly eradicated by the 1990s, conservationists and environmentalists have cheered its robust return to the state over the last...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 240

Publication Date 04/11/2023

ISBN 9781643260730

Dimensions 6.35 inches x 9.45 inches

“A solidly reported work that captures the nuance of wildlife conservation in the midst of political division.”
— Library Journal

“With keen observations and engaging writing, Francovich's balanced account concludes that compromise is the only way to ensure the future of wolves—and our planet.”
— Booklist

The Return of the Wolves goes beyond the story of repopulating a sometimes romanticized, sometimes demonized, animal back to the wild in Washington. It’s also a story about how policymakers, activists and those who live “out there” can alienate one another by living in their own echo chambers.”
— The Spokes-Man Review

“Through compelling descriptions of adventures in the wild — tracking wolves in the snow, a tension-filled encounter with a wolfpack, a CSI-worthy post-mortem on a deer carcass — Francovich deftly explores the return of wolves from multiple perspectives.”
— Inlander