May 3-4 – Give Big 2022, Support Our Work Today


Western Wildlife Outreach programs promote a science-based understanding for safe coexistence between human communities and the Pacific Northwest’s four large carnivores: black bear, grizzly bear, cougar and gray wolf.


Western Wildlife Outreach got its start as the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project, an independent science-based, community education project founded in 2002 by Chris Morgan in the North Cascades of Washington state. From there our work expanded to the Selkirk Ecosystem of northeastern Washington and Northwestern Idaho. These two areas were identified by scientists working to implement the Endangered Species Act as having the best chance for recovering grizzly bear populations in Washington. 

Since then, Western Wildlife Outreach has expanded our mission to include the other large carnivores – black bears, cougars and gray wolves. WWO works with our partners to provide science-based information to community groups about the ecology, biology, and behavior of these species and the low level of risk associated with living with them. By engaging communities in long-term wildlife and habitat stewardship activities, WWO programs foster an appreciation for the large carnivore’s niche in maintaining ecosystem health, providing critical context and links to other environmental recovery efforts happening throughout Washington state.

The following one-minute video was made for Give Big 2017. Five years later we are still doing the same work, continually inspired by future generations to keep doing so. This year WWO seeks to raise $25,000 to help with costs for two outreach events, a reprinting of our Wolf Identification Brochures, and trail cam project support on the Olympic Peninsula and North Cascades foothills. Donations are accepted all year. THANK YOU for your support.

May 3, 2022 Bears, Cougars and Coyotes Online Event

Bears, Cougars and Coyotes – Sharing our Outdoor Spaces

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Join Western Wildlife Outreach’s Large Carnivore Biologist, Darrell Smith, to learn about bear, cougar, coyote and bobcat biology, ecology and behavior. Learn tips to safely live and recreate around them in the foothills of the North Cascades. Hosted by the Sammamish Branch of the King County Library System.

Please register at the following link: King County Library Events

3.12.2022 The Wildlife of Hood Canal

Hood Canal Adventures is hosting

Western Wildlife Outreach & the Large Carnivore Education Trailer

March 12, 2022, 2:00-3:30 Brinnon Community Center

Join Western Wildlife Outreach & Hood Canal Adventures to learn more about the bears, cougars, and other wildlife that call the Olympic Peninsula home.

Come on out and learn about bear and cougar biology, ecology, and behavior along with tips on how you can safely live and recreate around them.

Event is FREE with a suggested donation of $10.00 per ticket to help WWO continue community outreach events like this one. Tickets available here.

Thank you for your support. Hope to see you there!

COVID-19: We will be observing masking protocols. Attendance is limited to 61 people (50% capacity).

2.9.2022 NW Flower & Garden Show

Washington State Convention Center

February 9-13, 2022

Western Wildlife Outreach’s large carnivore education bear and cougar mounts will be featured in a garden display design created by Community Partner Farmer Frog at the NW Flower & Garden Show, February 9-13, 2022.

WWO team members will be on hand Wednesday & Friday afternoon and most of the day Sunday. Stop by and say “Hi!” and learn about wildlife friendly farming and Farmer Frog’s “Bear With Me!” forest school program.