BWW Mission Statement:
Drawing from history, scientific research and current events our mission is to provide education to California communities on wolves, in anticipation of their return to the state. Our work raises awareness, reduces conflict, and fosters tolerance for the return of wolves, as an important top predator to historic wilderness habitat.  

Being with Wolves (BWW) is an education initiative that draws on the latest scientific findings to inform the public about wolves, and debunks the fear-based, historical mythologies that have haunted wolves for centuries. Acknowledging that it is difficult for people to tolerate or respect what they are raised to fear, our efforts through this initiative seek to present a clear and thoughtful picture on wolves and the powerful role they play in healthy ecosystems. The wolf problem is a fear-based human predicament, and we need everyone's help to solve it. BWW has gathered information that shares the history of wolves from eradication in the lower 48 states, to natural migration, reintroduction, and distribution, and the resulting complexities of interactions with humans. This project is working to create a bridge between healthy wolf populations, tolerance on behalf of people for wolves to return to their remaining historic wilderness habitat, and the delight of many who currently understand and appreciate the merit of returning wolf populations on the
California landscape. BWW is working to create and sustain a transformational sea change through this effort, by addressing the challenges presented by wolves. Simple predator-proof strategies and non-lethal alternatives can prevent or limit livestock depredation. Wolves create balance in nature by keeping wild ungulate populations in check, by removing diseased and weakened prey, thereby benefiting both humans and wildlife. This project will also provide important details about predator-prey relationships and the very low risk of a wolf encounter.

Partnerships:
International Wolf Center http://www.wolf.org/ 
Connectivity For Wildlife  LLC
US Wolf Refuge, NV