To: Meril, Rick
Subject: Carnivore Way road trip!
I am writing to let you know that I am leaving this week on a month-long 6,000 mile road trip to write my next book, "The Carnivore Way: A Transboundary Conservation Vision for a Changing World." This book is forthcoming from Island Press in 2013. In it I am writing about the ecology, conservation status, and public policy of 6 large carnivore species in the West (grizzly bear, wolf, cougar, wolverine, lynx, and jaguar). The theme of the importance of habitat connectivity runs through the whole book (hence the road trip!)
I will be writing as I go, and will be spending time in Banff, Jasper, Denali, Katmai, Wrangell/St. Elias, and Kluane National Parks. I will also be spending time in the communities that link these parks, exploring the human dimensions of carnivore conservation. This fall I will be writing a portion of my book in Yellowstone National Park. I will be creating blog posts for Island Press (Field Notes) along my route. I should be able to share these with you as well, for your blog, if you find them useful to post.
I hope you are having a great summer. Thanks for all you do to advance awareness of large carnivore conservation.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Boone & Crocket Fellow
High Lonesome Ranch Research Director
Oregon State University
College of Forestry
The Wolf's Tooth
Published in 2010 by Island Press