Wolves | Sawtooth Mountains

Robert Redford


Actor and director Robert Redford’s decades-long passion for filmmaking has been more than matched by his lifelong commitment to the environment. He has worked on behalf of some of the country’s most important environmental legislation, including the clean air and water acts, the Endangered Species Act and the preservation of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. Mr. Redford met Jim Dutcher in 1978 and has been a supporter of Jim Dutcher’s documentary career, and of Living with Wolves since its inception. He provided the foreword to the National Geographic book, The Hidden Life of Wolves, by Jim and Jamie Dutcher.


A Letter in Support

Jane Goodall, Ph.D, D.B.E


Dame Commander of the British Empire. With patience and optimism, Jane Goodall entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees, earning their trust. Equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars, she opened a window into their sometimes strange and often familiar-seeming lives. Today, Jane Goodall’s work revolves around inspiring action on behalf of endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment we all share. The Jane Goodall Institute works to protect the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, but recognizes this can’t be accomplished without a comprehensive approach that addresses the needs of local people who are critical to chimpanzee survival. Jane Goodall has been involved with Living with Wolves from its inception.

Barry Lopez


Barry Lopez has been described as “the nation’s premier nature writer” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Lopez’s classic, Of Wolves and Men won praise from a wide range of reviewers and went on to improve the way books about wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men reveals humankind’s relationship with the wolf, based on a spectrum of responses running from fear to admiration and affection.

Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927 – April 5, 2014)


Author, conservationist, bird-watcher, fly-fisherman and friend. Peter Matthiessen was an American novelist, naturalist, wilderness writer and CIA agent. A co-founder of the literary magazine, The Paris Review, he was a three-time National Book Award winner. He was also a prominent environmental activist.