|Holiday Wolf and Wildlife
Create special memories while
spending the Holiday Season with your family in Yellowstone...
months are exceptional for touring Yellowstone and observing animal
behavior. During winter, the snow pushes elk and bison to valley bottoms.
Wolves follow the grazers, creating a perfect opportunity to view
them as they concentrate in smaller areas.
pride ourselves on having an exceptional staff comprised of local
biologists and naturalist photography guides that have worked extensively
in the Yellowstone ecosystem. They know the territories of 5 different
wolf packs, and can tell you about the individuals in the packs and
explain behavior that you may be lucky enough to observe. They can also
describe other wildlife species and their role in the ecosystem, including
bison, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, coyotes, foxes, eagles,
the valleys will be covered with a blanket of snow, you can always warm up
in our comfortable touring vehicles. You may choose to get off the main
track by strapping on a pair of snowshoes and wandering through
breathtaking scenery. Snowshoeing is simple, and anyone can do it!
an unforgettable family vacation by bundling up, enjoying a hot cup of
cocoa, and exploring a winter wonderland with a local biologist of
We recommend lodging at the North Entrance
in Gardiner, Montana, or Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming. We offer multiple
day discounts. Privately guided programs include our wolf
watching option and our photography
you may join a small group during
any season with our all-inclusive, multiple-day expedition
Programs, and Winter Programs.
|The most frequent and
detailed information about Yellowstone wolves on the web is reported daily
The Wild Side bring the voices from the field
with unique and timely news about Yellowstone in a subscription
website. Please read the preface for Yellowstone Reports.
Yellowstone Wolf Tracker ~
the wolf-watchers' source
wolves were restored to Yellowstone Park the population has flourished. Coinciding
with this landmark conservation achievement was the growth of a now-popular
pastime, wolf watching.
is wolf-watching? This intrepid outdoor activity is
simply the observation of wild wolf packs in Yellowstone by casual
visitors and serious professionals alike. Yellowstone Wolf
Tracker has been a leader in promoting successful and responsible
approaches to this activity since 1997. This web page is a resource
for novice, as well as, experienced wolf-watchers.
the inside scoop? For those new to wolf-watching, we
suggest hiring a guide. This will
give you your best chance to see wolves, as well as other wildlife.
Join a multi-day program to have an in-depth experience!
University programs can arrange guiding or a multiple
else does YWT offer? Information
and recommendations for visiting Yellowstone.
Tips for safe
and ecologically sensitive wolf watching etiquette.
Educational materials for books and videos, fantastic wild wolf images
in the gallery by local
photographers and artists, and many links
to other great web pages.
Wolf Tracker is compiled and edited by Nathan Varley and
Linda Thurston, owners of THE WILD SIDE,
LLC. Yellowstone Wolf
Tracker has been on the web since 1997.
has been living in Yellowstone for most of his life and works with wolves
and other wildlife species. As a professional wildlife guide, Nathan
enjoys hosting groups in his home, Yellowstone, where exceptional wildlife
sightings and amazing secret spots are the norm. He guides groups of all sizes and ages,
year-round, and specializes in natural and cultural history of the park, wildlife
observation, and backcountry wilderness travel. He maintains a wildlife ecology research program
in partnership with the park and several universities. BIOGRAPHY
has worked with wolves in the Rocky Mountains for much of her career as a
wildlife biologist. She has done conservation work for agencies
including the National Park Service in Yellowstone and Idaho Fish and Game
in the Clearwater region of Idaho. She worked on a wolf research
project in Banff National Park, Alberta, for the University of Alberta. Currently she works for Defenders
of Wildlife on programs that aim to solve chronic problems of wolf
predation on domestic livestock in Montana. She also guides many
people to see wolves in Yellowstone each year and shares her extensive
experience in field courses for the Yellowstone Association Institute and
other non-profit organizations. BIOGRAPHY
This web page
A listing of
premier wildlife watching programs (right-hand column) that feature multiple days of extensive viewing,
excellent meals and accommodation, and expert interpretation by Nathan
& Linda, who combine over 30 years of Yellowstone experience.
Our custom programs feature the flexibility to
create a program perfect for your group, dates, and budget. These
can be as short as a single day or as long as multiple weeks. We arrange
programs and field courses for colleges and
universities that travel to learn about the wildlife and critical
conservation issues in Yellowstone. Read
what guests have said about their experiences with The Wild Side's
wolf excursions in Yellowstone.
Wolf Information: we offer an information service with sightings, updates, and naturalist reports to stay
informed about current events in Yellowstone at www.yellowstonereports.com.
High quality spotting
scopes are available for rent to enhance
wildlife viewing in the park. We are also available for consulting
on wildlife research and management for small businesses and agencies.
contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail at PO BOX 769 Gardiner Montana 59030
The Wild Side, LLC, offices
are located at 404 Water Street, Gardiner.