The work of Living with Wolves is based on the Emmy Award-winning documentary films, photographs and books produced by Jim and Jamie Dutcher. The Dutchers, determined to show the hidden life of wolves, lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the wilderness of Idaho. These wolves became known as The Sawtooth Pack.
Recognizing the need to expand their educational outreach efforts, the Dutchers formed the nonprofit Living with Wolves in 2006. Through public outreach, they work to protect wolves by raising knowledge about the social characteristics of wolves and their role in maintaining healthy ecosystems.
Jim’s photography and Jamie’s sound recordings produced an intimate portrayal of wolves never before seen. As a result of years spent with the pack, they came to know wolves as complex, highly intelligent animals, caring, playful and above all devoted to family. Only a select few other species exhibit these same traits so clearly. It is for those traits that we do not hunt elephants or dolphins or gorillas. Yet wolves are once again being killed. Our goal is to stop this slaughter.