Sedona Wolf Week 2021
Sedona - Los Angeles - Online

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Wednesday, November 10

Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sedona, AZ

8:30AM

Registration Opens

9:00-9:15AM

Welcome Message from the Four Founders
Apex Protection Project & Plan B to Save Wolves

9:15-10:45AM

European Wolf Conservation Roundtable with Q&A
Moderated by Catherine Frizat

Founded in 2015 by a coalition of NGOs, the European Alliance for Wolf Conservation (EAWC) advocates for the use of preventive non-lethal methods to achieve coexistence with wolves, in accordance with the strict protection granted by the European Union’s Habitats Directive and the Bern Convention.

EAWC’s presentation will give an overview of grey wolf’s conservation status in several European countries as well as wolf management systems put in place by the relevant authorities. The panelists will also analyze compliance with European Union’s Habitats Directive and share some of the actions taken by the Alliance at state and European levels to demand strict protection of the species."

Panelists

  • Peter Kiermeier, FFW Germany ;
  • Mauricio Anton, Lobo Marley Spain ;
  • Francisco Sanchez Molina, Luonto-Liiton Susiryhmä Wolf Action Group Finland;
  • Anna-Karin Lieber, Swedish Carnivore Association Sweden ;
  • Eugene Reinberger, FERUS France

10:45-11:00AM

Break

11:00-1:00PM

FILM: Valley of the Wolves with Q&A
Jean Michel Bertrand, Director
Moderated by Catherine Frizat

Unknown territories still exist in France today. This film is a personal quest, the story of crazy gamble taken by a passionate dreamer, an anti-hero capable of tackling any obstacle in the way of his goal to encounter wild wolves in their natural habitat. After spending three years in the field, camping in the wilderness in all weathers, the director succeeded in tracking them down.

Gradually, he managed to observe the wolves, come closer, and ended up being accepted by the pack. Against all expectations, these magnificent predators allowed this strange outsider a glimpse into their inner lives. But the film also poses the question about the limits of this intimacy.

1:00-1:30PM

Lunch Break

1:30-2:30PM

Live with the Apex Pack
Paula Ficara & Steve Wastell, Co-Founders

Livestreaming from CA, meet the pack and learn all about them and Apex.

2:30-3:30PM

Voyageurs Wolf Project
Tom Gable, Project Lead

The Voyageurs Wolf Project: Understanding the Secret Lives of Wolves in the Northwoods

The Voyageurs Wolf Project was started to address one of the biggest knowledge gaps in wolf ecology: what do wolves do during the summer in forested ecosystems? Despite decades of research, the answer to this question has remained elusive due to the difficulties of studying wolves during the summer. With the help of advanced GPS-tracking technology and remote video cameras, the Voyageurs Wolf Project has been able to get an unprecedented look at the summer ecology of wolves in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem in Northern Minnesota. This research has revealed new aspects of wolf hunting behavior, shown how variable wolf diets are during the summer, and how wolves impact the larger ecosystem in the Northwoods.

3:30-4:30PM

State Wolf Planning for Advocates: Crucial Guides, Resources and Tips

Created by the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, Humane Society of the United States, National Wolfwatcher Coalition, Endangered Species Coalition, and many other partners (scientists from academia with expertise in wolf biology, ecology, behavior, social science, ethics, philosophy, livestock-wolf conflict, and wolf hunting and trapping; conservation representatives; Tribal members from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission; and staffers who currently or formerly worked for state or federal agencies on wolf recovery and conservation).

The Wolf Conservation Guide is a compilation of practices and policies for wolf conservation and stewardship in the United States, based on best science, democratic processes and inclusivity, and ethics.

Panelists:

  • Amanda Wight, Program Manager, Wildlife Protection, Humane Society of the United States
  • Amaroq Weiss, Senior Wolf Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity
  • Dillon Hanson-Ahumada, Southern Rockies Field Representative – Endangered Species Coalition
  • Jodi Habush-Sinykin, HS Environmental Law
  • Dr. Francisco Santiago-Avila, Postdoctoral Researcher, Carnivore Coexistence Lab, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

4:30-5:30PM

Why Killing Wolves Isn’t the Answer
Suzanne Asha Stone, Founding Director
International Wildlife Coexistence Network

Focuses on nonlethal wolf and livestock issues including elk and deer.

5:30-6:00PM

Break

6:00-7:30PM

Pacific Wild Presentation
Laurie McConnell, Wolf Campaigner, Pacific Wild

Enjoy beautiful footage of sea wolves, the pack from Sooke on Vancouver Island, and learn about Pacific Wild's campaign to end the aerial cull in B.C.

7:30-8:00PM

Live with the Apex Pack
Paula Ficara & Steve Wastell, Co-Founders

Livestreaming from CA, meet the pack and learn all about them and Apex.

Thursday, November 11

Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sedona, AZ

8:30AM

Registration Opens

9:00-9:15AM

Welcome Message from the Four Founders
Apex Protection Project & Plan B to Save Wolves

9:15-10:15AM

FERUS
Eugène Reinberger
Moderated by Catherine Frizat

French NGO FERUS was founded in 2003 with the objective of conservation and protection of the large carnivores found in France: bear, wolf, lynx. The first part of the presentation will focus on the situation of wolves in France: history, protection status, management policies and current challenges. The second part of the discussion will showcase an overview of a wide range of actions taken by FERUS to promote predator coexistence including volunteer programs, political lobbying, legal actions, press and social media advocacy.

10:15-11:15AM

Lobos of the Southwest
Wolves without Boundaries

Mexican gray wolves (also known as lobos) are the rarest and most endangered subspecies of the gray wolf in North America. Learn all about the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf, the status of their recovery, the challenges they face, and hope for their future. Find out what you can do to help these rare wolves win the fight against extinction as we dive into the obstacles and opportunities of recovering this beautiful and unique wolf in the Southwest.

Panelists:

  • Erin Hunt, Lobos of the Southwest, Coordinator
  • Greta Anderson, Western Watersheds Project, Deputy Director
  • Emily Renn, Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project, Executive Director
  • Mike Schroeder, volunteer with the cross-foster pup program for Mexican gray wolves

Moderated by Betsy Klein, Plan B to Save Wolves and Wolf dogs

11:15-11:30AM

Break

11:30-1:30PM

FILM: Wolf Walk with Q&A
Jean Michel Bertrand, Director
Moderated by Catherine Frizat

One man’s endless fascination with a canine still wrongly viewed as a mere predator, Wolf Walk takes us on a journey through the remotest areas of the French Alps, a road movie through the wilderness. A universal message is contained in this story of a man’s passionate love affair with nature.

1:30-2:00PM

Live with the Apex Pack
Paula Ficara & Steve Wastell, Co-Founders

Livestreaming from CA, meet the pack and learn all about them and Apex.

2:00-2:30PM

Break

2:30-3:45PM

Great Lakes Roundtable

  • Melissa Smith, Wisconsin Wolves and Wildlife, Executive Director
  • Molly Tamulevich, HSUS, Michigan State Director
  • Megan Nicholson, HSUS, Wisconsin State Director
  • Nancy Warren, National Wolfwatcher Coalition, Executive Director
  • Maureen Hackett, Howling for Wolves, M.D. President & Founder
Updates on advocacy issues within this region and how attendees can help.

3:45-4:00PM

Break

4:00-5:15PM

Northern Rockies Roundtable

  • Marc Cooke and Kim Bean, Wolves of the Rockies, Executive Director and Vice President
  • KC York,Trap Free Montana Public Lands, Executive Director
  • Loren Taylor, Wyoming Untrapped, Executive Director
  • Talasi Brooks, Western Watersheds, Staff Attorney
  • Kristin Combs, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates, Executive Director
  • Suzanne Asha Stone, Founding Director, International Wildlife Coexistence Network

5:15-6:00PM

Break

6:00-8:30PM

An Evening of Films by Rain

Family, Say Her Name and Somebody's Daughter Three films will be shown at this event, followed by Q&A with Rain. Rain is an acclaimed documentary film director. His films have drawn national and international attention to the crisis of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

Saturday, November 13

Renberg Theatre, Hollywood, CA

Please note, the Renberg Theatre requires attendees to wear masks and have proof of vaccination.

9:30AM

Registration Opens

10:00-10:15AM

Welcome Message from the Four Founders
Apex Protection Project & Plan B to Save Wolves

10:15-10:45AM

Apex Protection Project and Plan B to Save Wolves and Wolf Dogs

How our collaboration continues to successfully save lives.

10:45-12:15PM

Presentation & Storytelling
Rick McIntyre, Author

Rick shares his new book and stories about Yellowstone wolves.

12:15-1:15PM

Lunch Break. For our in-person guests, there are multiple restaurants within walking distance of the Renberg Theatre.

1:15-2:15PM

Wolves on the West Coast: Status and Advocacy Update
Amaroq Weiss, Senior Wolf Advocate
Center for Biological Diversity

Review west coast wolf advocacy issues and how attendees can help.

2:15-3:15PM

CA Fish and Wildlife and the Arrival of Wolves
Kent Laudon, Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist
California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

3:15-4:15PM

How Wolves Are Foundational to Indigenous Cultures
Rain, Executive Director & Filmmaker
Global Indigenous Council

4:15-5:00PM

Break

5:00-6:00PM

Red Carpet with special guests, celebrities, media, and more

6:00-6:15PM

Presentation of Susan Weidel Award and Special Tribute to Kim Crumbo by Camilla Fox and Dave Parsons of Project Coyote


6:15-8:45PM

An Evening of Films by Rain

Family, Say Her Name and Somebody's Daughter Three films will be shown at this event, followed by Q&A in person with Rain. Rain is an acclaimed documentary film director. His films have drawn national and international attention to the crisis of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).


Sunday, November 14

Apex Protection Project Sanctuary and Ranch, CA

9:00-12:00PM

Breakfast with Apex Ambassador Pack

Enjoy a morning socializing with the Ambassador Pack followed by breakfast at the Apex Protection Project Sanctuary. In this intimate setting, guests will experience:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Apex's sanctuary
  • Private time with the Ambassador Pack
  • After visiting with the pack, chat with the co-founders of SWW during a seated continental breakfast.

Limited to 20 registrants.

2:00-9:00PM

An Exclusive Event with Rick McIntyre, Rain, and the Apex Protection Project Ambassador Pack

Enjoy an afternoon into the evening affair with the Ambassador Pack and special guest, beloved author Rick McIntyre at the Apex Protection Project sanctuary.

In this intimate setting, guests will experience:

  • behind-the-scenes tour of Apex's sanctuary given by the Directors where you will learn about the sanctuary, its history, intimate details about each pack member, and more.
  • Private time with the Ambassador Pack in the primary turnout. Guests can interact with pack members in a large enclosed area for over an hour of extraordinary, quality time along with the Apex co-founders and volunteers. In addition, a photographer will be on-site to take photos for each guest that Wolf Week coordinators will provide post-event.
  • After visiting with the pack, chat with the co-founders of SWW, Rick, and Rain during a hosted cocktail hour offering various appetizers and beverages, both alcoholic and non.
  • Cocktail hour is followed by a farm-to-table plated dinner by L.A. Roots Catering. Enjoy four courses of exceptional food and conversation with Rick talking about his latest book The Redemption of Wolf 302: From Renegade to Yellowstone Alpha Male  (of which each guest will receive a signed copy) and the iconic Yellowstone wolves as well as Rain, his films and advocacy efforts. Plant-based menu available, meat provided by a wildlife-friendly ranch.
  • Each course will be paired with wine from Wolf Week Sponsor Grey Wolf Cellars & Barton Family Wines. Grey Wolf Cellars is a boutique winery located in Paso Robles, California, that offers a unique experience like no other. Grey Wolf will provide special offers on their wines to attendees to continue this incredible experience when they return home.

This magical evening will be outdoors, under the stars, with lights and portable heating units.

Limited to 20 registrants.

Terms & Conditions

Here are a few things you will need to know:

  1. Please note all wolf week programming will be shown in Pacific Time. For example, a 9:00 am start time in Pacific time is 12 noon in Eastern, 11:00 am in Central and 10:00 am in Mountain.
  2. Sedona Wolf Week reserves the right to make changes to the schedule. We do our best to keep changes to a minimum however sometimes unforeseen circumstances can occur. All registrants will be notified of any changes via the email used for registering. Wolf Week is not responsible for technical difficulties or lost email. Please always check your spam folder as well as a backup.
  3. The platform, information, and instructions to watch the event online will be emailed approximately one week from the event start date.
  4. For those attending the events in person, everyone will be required to comply with any COVID precautions that may be in place at each specific location including the venues, the city, county, or state in which the event is taking place.
  5. For those attending the events in person at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre as well as The Renberg Theatre will not be allowed to bring in outside food or beverages as mandated by the venues. If you have specific dietary needs that require special food or beverages please contact event organizer Betsy at b@planb.foundation so she may clear it with each venue.
  6. For those attending the events at Apex Protection Project's sanctuary on November 14, 2021, no outside animals will be allowed on the property. If you have a service animal and want to purchase a ticket to these events, please contact event organizer Betsy at b@planb.foundation.
  7. Refunds less a $10 administration fee will be offered up to 30 days before the start date of November 10, 2021. Wolf Week cannot refund eventbrite fees. For any refund requests within 30 days of the event, only 50% will be refunded.
  8. Whether attending online or in-person wolf week reserves the right to refuse entrance to any event and or have someone removed from any event.
  9. All speaker programs will be recorded and available or viewing on the Sedona Wolf Week Youtube channel after the event. All registrants will be notified when the recordings are available.

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