Wolves return to the Pacific Northwest
Wolves are making a comeback in Washington state and the Cascades, and their return is docmented in a captivating new film on the BBC/Discovery Channel.
Cascades wolves star in BBC/Discovery documentary
In July 2012 the Discovery Channel premiered Man vs. Wolf, the Discovery Channel version of the BBC's Land of the Lost Wolves, which screened in April 2012. Are wolves back in the Pacific Northwest to stay? How did they make their way into the Cascades? The documentary follows an expedition team into the Cascade Mountains to discover the fate of Washington's pioneer pack of wolves, the Lookout Pack.
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About the documentary: Land of the Lost Wolves, aka Man vs. Wolf
Few other animals inspire such passion as the wolf. For thousands of years they were America's most widely distributed predator, but by the early 20th century, more than a million wolves had been poisoned, trapped, or shot. Pushed to the brink of extinction, the wolf found protection in 1973 under the Endangered Species Act only to be stripped of that protection in the northern Rockies by Congress in 2011.
Man vs. Wolf follows an elite team through the rugged terrain of one of America's great wilderness areas, the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, as they search for an elusive and mysterious pack of 10 wolves, the "Lookout Pack." These wolves were the first to have been discovered there in nearly 100 years. Team leader Jasmine Minbashian, of Conservation Northwest, wolf tracker Isaac Babcock, and wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan spend eight weeks in the Cascade Mountains spanning a six-month period to not only confirm the existence of the wolf pack but document a second pack further south.
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Washington wolves star in a 2012 BBC / Discovery Channel film, Man vs. Wolf, about the return of wolves to Washington. Jasmine Minbashian leads an expedition team to look for the Lookout Pack – Washington's pioneering wolves – in the North Cascades. Join us to celebrate the return of Northwest wolves and help them recover! (This BBC/Discovery co-production was originally titled Land of the Lost Wolves).