June 23-29, 2013: Clemson University's SC Life summer courses for teachers offered this extraordinary class for us, on location in Yellowstone National Park, to study the ecological and political impact of the wolf reintroduction project. From 1930, when wolves were finally exterminated from the park region, until 1995-96, when 41 Canadian wolves were released into the park, the environment and people were without this element of the food chain. Wolves' reappearance has sparked hope and fear, repair and damage, inspiration and desperation. Wow, what a class! Enjoy these photos from Gardiner, Montana and Yellowstone National Park as we toured the area and conversed with very interesting movers and shakers of this subject.
Photo Group A: Gardiner, Park Entrance
Photo Group B: On the Hunt for Wolves
Photo Group C: Thermals
Photo Group D: Flora
Photo Group E: The Grand Landscape
These photos include other excursions we did during the week, hiking through forests, streams, and valleys, following bison trails and steam from boiling waters coming right out of the ground. This wilderness was WILD...