About Us

The Wolf Education and Research Center is dedicated to providing public education and scientific research concerning the gray wolf and its habitat in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

Having cared for the Sawtooth Pack: Wolves of the Nez Perce since 1996, the Wolf Education & Research Center (WERC), the Idaho based nonprofit became a voice of education on the subject of captive wolf care, important ecology considerations, and the delicate harmony between human recreation, industry, and cultures and the vast wilderness that is home to many apex predators, among them wolves.

Wolves are an iconic species that WERC uses to teach about these important contemporary issues with the backdrop of the history, benefits, and threats to all predators. Welcome.

Video: Owyhee Pack - The Rescue WERC, a 501(c)3 organization, is a nonprofit partnership between the board of directors and public who support our educational outreach and visit our programs and events.

Operating in surrounding states, WERC has offices in Winchester, Idaho and Portland, Oregon. 

What people are saying
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to saving our wolves. And allowing me to be apart of this journey, having a voice, speaking out. I love being all God's creatures advocate, for they can't speak for themselves.

– Sherl Modglin
I sponsored Amani from the very start of the project....so many years ago. Miss them all. Hoping and wishing to meet them in whatever afterlife there may be. Long live the Sawtooth Legacy and many thanks to the WERC.

– Karen Allred