The Wolf Education & Research Center

Our mission is to provide the highest quality captive animal care and education possible and to inspire greater public tolerance toward apex predators. We engage the public to support sustainable relationships with nature to become a social norm.

Our vision is a growing community who work toward a more sustainable relationship with nature. This is achieved through captive animal care, regional interpretive programs, and ongoing development of contemporary media. We partner with diverse culture and traditions to build a united and stronger future for all species.

Here's some of how we accomplish that goal. Click on the image of your interest!


Join us the first Monday of each month as we host RadioWild! RadioWild is a show that we host each month focusing on the crossroads of where conservation and enterprise meet. Our goal is reach a new audience of people, bringing them into the conversation about conservation.

Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with RadioWild on BlogTalkRadio

December's RadioWild program is sponsored by:

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Get Involved

The most rewarding and exciting way to get involved with WERC is to visit! Schedule a tour and get face to face with real wolves while learning about their history, benefits and the threats all apex predators face in a developing world. Other opportunities involve donating toward our efforts, becoming an intern, and volunteering!

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Summer Celebration

Each summer during the first full weekend of June, WERC holds a Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend an evening and a day full of artists, authors, and experts celebrating and discussing apex predators in the Western United States. Mark your calendar and look for information in January about the event and how to register.


WERC, a 501(c)3 is a nonprofit partnership between site manager and biologist, Jeremy Heft & and organization President, Chris Anderson with the board of directors and public who support our educational outreach.

What people are saying
These are the wolves that started it all for me. I will never forget them they were and still are awesome and forever in my heart.

– Doraine Shipley
A world of thanks too Jeremy and Chris for you work with wolves!

– Walter Eisenstein