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"The most needed and holy work of conservation is to keep whole the building blocks of evolution. Such is the true work of conservation, the goal of those who cannot live without wild things." ~Dave Foreman

Dave Foreman, Founder

The Rewilding Institute Vision

We live for the day when Gray Wolves and Grizzly Bears have connected habitat from Mexico to Alaska, when Pumas have reclaimed their homelands East and West, when salmon and other migratory fish swim freely up and down our continents’ rivers, when the oceans are teeming with whales and sharks, and when all native species regain natural patterns of abundance and distribution.

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Rewilding Programs and Initiatives

The Mogollon Wildway

A Big Step Toward Half Earth

The Mogollon Rim is a vast area of mountains, rivers, and forests sweeping west and north from the Gila Wilderness in southwest New Mexico to Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. It is a bold but achievable vision for connecting and protecting wild places. More...

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Carnivore Advocacy

Why should we care about carnivores?

The removal of large carnivores can unleash a cascade of effects and changes throughout all ecosystem trophic levels reducing biological diversity, simplifying ecosystem structure and function, and interfering with ecological processes. Their return to impoverished ecosystems can reverse the “trophic cascade” and restore diversity and complexity to ecosystems. More...

Latest Articles And Podcast Episodes

Tales from a Life in the Field with George Schaller
“The world has so much beautiful wildlife that people need to enjoy, treasure, and respect. It’s part of all of[...]
Reviving the Roar: George Schaller’s Borderland Jaguar Road Trip
Over the past 70 years, legendary scientist Dr. George Schaller has worked with the planet’s most charismatic species, having conducted[...]
Wilderness at Risk with BLM’s Cascade-Siskiyou Plan: Send Public Comments by July 5!
We hope you don’t, but… IF YOU LIKE CLEARCUTS IN MONUMENTS, CHAINSAWS IN WILDERNESS, AND COWS IN CREEKS AND MEADOWS…YOU’LL[...]
Episode 127: How Rewilding The Night Skies Can Provide Major Benefits To Migratory Birds And Other Species
Ruskin Hartley champions equitable access to dark skies and quality lighting for all through DarkSky’s award-winning programs. He works closely[...]
Save Red Wolves: Help Build Wildlife Crossings
In North Carolina, on the historic Albemarle Peninsula, the only endemic wolf found in the United States, the red wolf,[...]
Book Review of Back From Collapse: American Prairie and the Restoration of Great Plains Wildlife
Eastern Montana’s northern plains are what some disparagingly call fly-over country. Once you leave the beautiful, forested mountains for which[...]
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Around the Campfire by Dave Foreman

"During the quarter century of Around the Campfire, I’ve tried to educate, provoke, and activate conservationists on a sweeping range of ideas, issues, and subjects." ~Uncle Dave 

Dave Foreman © Jack Humphrey
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