Shadow Mountain by Renee Askins
A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild

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After forming an intense bond with Natasha, a wolf cub she raised as part of her undergraduate research, Renée Askins was inspired to found the Wolf Fund. As head of this grassroots organization, she made it her goal to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park, where they had been eradicated by man over seventy years before. Here, Askins recounts her courageous fifteen-year campaign, wrangling along the way with Western ranchers and their political allies in Washington, enduring death threats, and surviving the anguish of illegal wolf slayings to ensure that her dream of restoring Yellowstone’s ecological balance would one day be realized. Told in powerful, first-person narrative, Shadow Mountain is the awe-inspiring story of her mission and her impassioned meditation on our connection to the wild.

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RENÉE ASKINS founded the Wolf Fund in 1986 for the sole purpose of reintroducing wolves into Yellowstone National Park. She has been profiled in Time, Harper's Bazaar, Audubon, the New York Times, People, and Parade and her writing has been featured in Harper's Magazine and in the anthology Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals. She has traveled and lectured extensively on the topic of wildness in our culture. She lives in Wilson, Wyoming, with her husband, her daughter, four dogs, and three parakeets.From the Hardcover edition.
Published August 13, 2002 by Anchor. 338 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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Askins was even willing to don the lobbyist’s togs in an effort to change attitudes toward the reintroduction of wolves to one of their native habitats—successfully so because she was canny enough to entertain the emotions on both sides of the issue, to seek solutions rather than compromises, and...

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Askins tells us that she wrote the story to discover meaning.

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