Save the Wild is a weekly newsletter for people who are concerned about threats to wildlife and wild lands. It’s for people interested in speaking for or already speaking for wildlife and wild lands.

As a subscriber, you’ll receive a Save the Wild newsletter in your inbox one day each week. You’ll find each Save the Wild to be a trusted source on a conservation issue, particularly for wolves, coyotes, or bison, my favorite Yellowstone neighbors. You’ll find links where you can learn more or find actions to take.

I’m fortunate to live at Yellowstone’s north gate, in Gardiner, Montana. Gardiner sits at ground zero for a number of environmental issues: the fight to stop the slaughter of park bison; the truth about the overuse of Yellowstone; the battle to prevent gold mining right on Yellowstone's border; the dispute over hunting park wolves that follow their prey outside the park; the debate about whether wolves help or harm the ecosystem and the local economy; and the outrage over the removal of grizzlies from the endangered species list. I researched and wrote about each of these issues in my two award-winning books, In the Temple of Wolves and Deep into Yellowstone.

Over the last decade, I’ve also written articles and social media posts about how and why we can change our relationship with wild lands and wildlife. How we can move away from killing and towards coexisting. I’ve produced slideshows and podcasts. I’ve been an active advocate: volunteering with conservation organizations; presenting to individuals, groups, and the media; speaking with legislators at our state capital and in Washington D.C. 

In Save the Wild I bring together facts and feelings, ideas and actions that you and I can use in our efforts to make this world a better place for wildlife, wild lands—and us.

I hope you subscribe and I welcome your comments, reactions, and suggestions.

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A newsletter for people concerned about threats to wildlife and wild lands


Rick Lamplugh

Award-winning indie author Rick Lamplugh writes, speaks, and photographs to protect wildlife and wild lands.