Wolf Recovery Foundation
~ Come Meet Our Directors ~
Ralph Maughan is
the President of the Board of Directors. He is a political scientist who specializes in
environmental politics, public opinion, elections, political parties and interest groups.
He is also the author of several academic books, numerous articles, and
author or coauthor of several hiking guides -- the last two published by
Globe-Pequot Press. He served on the board of directors of the Greater
Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) from 1995 through 2001. He was also one of the
founders of the GYC in 1983. Maughan has been on the board of the Wolf
Recovery Foundation for the last 10 years, and is beginning his third year as President.
He has, in the past been on the Board of numerous conservation organizations. He
also serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Watersheds Project.
Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News on the web is arguably the most comprehensive
source of news about wolf restoration in the Northern
Salle Engelhardt is the Foundation's Vice President.
Engelhardt received her bachelor's degree in Anthropology and MPA in Environmental Administration
at Idaho State University.
Her graduate studies focused on issues concerning Yellowstone National
Park/Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, history, management policies, and political culture.
She is active
in oral and written testimony for both state and federal public hearings on land and wildlife management.
Salle formulated and presented a public policy proposal for bison wildlife management in Yellowstone
Her interests include wilderness and wildlife habitat preservation, public education and
policy with an understanding of diverse cultural values.
secretary-treasurer is Kim
She works as an administrative assistant for a subsidiary of Puget Sound Energy in the
Seattle area, but her passion is with Canis Lupus. She has been involved in the wolf recovery efforts
since 1999 in several capacities. Kim worked in the field on the Wolf Guardian program, has spent
a considerable amount of time during the summers as a volunteer at the Wolf Education and Research
Center in Winchester, Idaho, and also experienced some time with Wildlife Services trapping and
radio collaring. Recently, Kim has also been chosen to be on the Wolf Working Group by
the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to help develop a State
Management Plan for wolves when they enter the state after delisting.
She says, "I am in it for the long haul. My love and dedication for these animals is unconditional
and I hope to be of some assistance in their continued recovery and acceptance."
Director Kathie Lynch
is passionate about wolves and wilderness.
An avid wolf watcher in Yellowstone National Park, she is devoted to observing wolf behavior and helping to document the incredible story of wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone. Her detailed and enthusiastic field notes have helped to inspire and inform the public about the value of saving wolves, wilderness and wild places. Her knowledge about wolves and Yellowstone has been enhanced by the many field seminar courses she has taken through the Yellowstone Association Institute. She also had the opportunity to gain hands on experience as a wolf pup nanny at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota.
At the annual North American Wolf Conference, she was particularly inspired by the prospects for wolf recovery in the Southern Rockies. As a Wolf Recovery Foundation board member, she would like to continue to educate and inspire the public about all that the Yellowstone wolves still have to teach us and to advocate for the return of wolves to the Southern Rockies.
A career educator, Lynch teaches high school biology and yearbook. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, but spends every spare minute watching wolves in Yellowstone!
Norman A. Bishop.
Norm is also International Wolf Center field
representative for the Greater Yellowstone region. Board member of Wild
Things Unlimited, and co-chair of the Gallatin-Park County chapter of Montana Conservation
Bishop grew up and attended schools in Denver, Colorado. At the University
of Denver he majored in Botany (BS 1954), and was a member of Phi Sigma
Biological Society. He served as a Naval Aviator for four years (1954-58),
then returned to Colorado State University 1958-61 for a graduate major in
Forest Recreation and a minor in Wildlife Management. At CSU, he was a
member of Xi Sigma Pi Honorary Forestry Fraternity.
He worked for the National park Service 36 years, at Rocky Mountain
National Park, Death Valley, Yosemite, Mount Rainier, and in the Southeast
Regional Office in Atlanta. At Yellowstone from 1980-1997, he worked as a
park ranger in Resource Management, Interpretation, Research, and in the
Yellowstone Center for Resources.
From 1985, when he facilitated the Yellowstone venue of the Science Museum
of Minnesotas Wolves and Humans exhibit, to March 1997, he was the leader
and supporter of wolf restoration interpretation in Yellowstone. He
presented a frequently- updated slide program on that topic to hundreds of
audiences in the Yellowstone region, promoting understanding of wolves and
the restoration program. During and following his 17-year tenure at
Yellowstone, Norm has led several dozen seminars on Yellowstone wolves for
the Yellowstone Institute, Teton Science School, and International Wolf
Center, and contributed to several others.
Bishop was a reviewer of the 1990 and 1992 reports to Congress, "Wolves for
Yellowstone?" He also contributed to the 1994 EIS, "The Reintroduction of
Gray Wolves to Yellowstone National Park and Central Idaho." For his wolf
education work, he received the National Park and Conservation Association's
1988 Stephen T. Mather Award, and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition's 1991
Stewardship Award. Upon his retirement in 1997, Norm received a Meritorious
Service Award from the Department of Interior, and an outstanding
performance award as Resources Interpreter. April 9, 1997, Norm received
the Wolf Recovery Foundation's Alpha Award for outstanding professional
achievement and leadership toward the recovery of wolves in the northern
Rockies. Norm is a co-author of "Yellowstone's Northern Range: Complexity
and Change in a Wildland Ecosystem," published by Yellowstone National Park
For summer recreation, Norm enjoys hiking, running, cycling, and kayaking.
In winter, he competes in nordic skiing, both classical and freestyle, and
has won Montana, western region, and national masters cross-country skiing
age group championships.
Norm's spouse, Dorothy, also enjoys outdoor activities. Norm has three
married children from an earlier marriage, and five grandchildren
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