New audio documentary investigates history, challenges and future of sharing Western landscapes with wolves

By most metrics, wolf recovery in the lower 48 is a conservation success story. But not everyone sees it that way. The first season of a new podcast from Montana State University Extension and the Western Landowners Alliance digs into why, and what that means for the future of wolves, and working lands, in the Western U.S.

Jared Beaver, MSU Extension wildlife specialist, and Alex Few, Western Landowners Alliance Working Wild Challenge program coordinator, host the show, titled Working Wild University, which takes listeners out onto the range with the ranchers, biologists, outfitters and advocates at the heart of the struggle to sustain productive, resilient and connected rural landscapes, wildlife populations, and human communities.