Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Generation W

I just came across this video from Yellowstone National Park.  Generation W

I think this is a really interesting premise.  For adults in the contiguous 48 states, most of our lives have been lived without wild wolf populations in most of their historical range. But, for young adults and children wolves have been part of the natural ecosystem in their current locations for most, if not all, of their lives.

Will that simple fact have any impact on the future of wolf survival?  Will people who come of age at a time when wolves are more prevalent in the wild feel more or less connected to this important animal?  Will it encourage them to get involved in topics of wolf management and wildland preservation or will they feel there is no need?

What do you think?