The Wolf Education & Research Center

A howling experience awaits you!

Wolves. That's the first impression you'll get when you drive up the road to our Center. Often times, one of the female Owyhee Pack members will be checking out the commotion from the gravelly road.   Wilderness. Set apart in the heart of the Nez Perce Tribal Wilderness, the Wolf Center boasts a place among the trees and the meadow. Choose from miles of trails to explore and learn about the flora and fauna of the region.   Sanctuary. Disconnect from the devices (except for the camera) and bask in the presence of quiet. The only sounds you'll hear are the birds chirping, the bees buzzing, an an occasional howl to remind you where you are.

TRAILER: The Great Predator Debate, A Nation's Dilemma

TRAILER: The Great Predator Debate, A Nation's Dilemma from Sawtooth Legacy Films on Vimeo.

This film builds on The Great Wolf Divide, A Predator's Dilemma by broadening the discussion about how the history, benefits, and threats to predators such as bears, wolves, cats, and others. Hear from regional experts from State Fish & Game offices, advocates who've taken on the mantle of defending wildlife, educators who simply teach biology behind the animals, industry and recreation proponents---all of whom represent the varied positions and outcomes related to how we manage our wild places as humans encroach on habitat of essential species.

You can pre-order this film for $20.00 or order both The Great Wolf Divide and The Great Predator Debate for $30.00

Click here or visit our online store to pre-order now!!!!!

Our Mission

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.

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Summer Celebration

Each summer during June, WERC holds a Summer Celebration. This year the Summer Celebration will be on June 13th.  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. Stayed tune for information on registration and events for our annual Summer Celebration.

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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Live Camera Feed

Come check out our brand new live camera feed. We have two cameras inside the wolf enclosures. Now even when you can't be here you can still see the Owyhee Pack.  Click on the picture to the right to go to camera page.

Upcoming Events

Join Jeremy and Chris on April 22, 2015 at the Columbia Center for the Arts for a film and discussion. Event starts at 7:30pm and ends at 9pm. Go to for address and details

Also keep an eye on our calendar for all upcoming events and presentations.

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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.

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April's RadioWild program is sponsored by:

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What people are saying
A world of thanks too Jeremy and Chris for you work with wolves!

– Walter Eisenstein
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