Episode 91: Renee Seacor Advocates For Mexican Wolves To Infinity and Beyond I-40!
Renee Seacor is an interdisciplinary environmental advocate with a background in wildlife ecology and environmental law and policy who has dedicated her professional career to using science-based advocacy to guide and develop policy solutions to challenging conservation issues. She currently serves as the Carnivore Conservation Advocate for Project Coyote and The Rewilding Institute, where she advocates for the conservation of carnivores and wild nature through rewilding and science-driven advocacy.
Renee grew up in the beautiful Hudson Valley region in New York, where she developed her deep appreciation for nature and wildlife. She followed her love for wild landscapes out west and spent over ten years exploring and living in the beautiful states of Montana and Oregon. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Rocky Mountain College in Montana and a J.D. with a concentration in environmental law from the University of Oregon School of Law.
It was in learning and connecting to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem where she developed a deep passion and understanding of the necessity of carnivores in the landscape. She spent a season studying winter ecology dynamics in Yellowstone National Park, observing the Park’s wolf packs, and learning firsthand the ecological importance of carnivores in the landscape. She also conducted historical research on the extirpation of wolves from the landscape, documenting and analyzing predator bounty certificates from livestock commission records across the state of Montana. In addition, she worked on numerous wildlife research studies in the Yellowstone River ecosystem, specifically studying the health of Osprey nesting in the region. These research experiences were foundational in inspiring her advocacy for policy solutions protecting wild carnivores and fostering coexistence between humans and wildlife. [Read more about Renee…]
- To Infinity and Beyond I-40! How artificial boundaries are of no interest to carnivores who need to roam.
- How one Mexican Wolf (Lobo) is moving north, the obstacles he faces, and what advocates like Renee are doing to help provide safe passage as Mexican Wolves seek mates and territory.
- The historical range of wolves along the spine of the continent and what the future might hold for our beloved Lobos.
- Check out this cool map where you can track general whereabouts of the Mexican Wolves who are wearing GPC collars.
- Project Coyote Action Alert: Mexican Wolves Are Under Attack!
- Visit Project Coyote and learn more about their great work on carnivore protection.
- Meet the kids who named Infinity and 23 other wolf pups in 2020.
Click here to support the Rewilding Institute’s efforts to protect carnivores in the Mogollon Rim region, including Infinity and his friends!
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.