Important Time Stamps:
02:56 Attendee data, information
06:13 About the Rocky Mountain Wolf Quest and Project Hero
09:40 Tour of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Quest
13:45 Introducing Mike
14:20 Question: Tell us about yourself and how you became interested in working with wolves, and what inspired you to move from being a scientist to being a policy maker.
19:29 Question: We hear the words direct democracy and civic engagement all the time. A lot of people don’t have a good idea of what these phrases means - would you define them for the general public? Why is it important to find a common definition for these phrases for everyone?
23:16 Question: Why is this the time that Colorado is being asked to vote on wolf reintroduction?
25:55 Question: There’s lots of different sides to this issue. You’re both the scientist and the policy maker, so what’s the scientific perspective for why wolves should be reintroduced, how will it benefit ecosystems, what are some valid concerns that people have, and what are some benefits that could come to people, or the state, from having wolves?
30:50 Question: Why is this such a controversial issue?
38:37 Question: In the politics world, we hear a lot that the most extreme voices are the loudest. With wolves, there’s a wide spectrum of opinion and polarization on two sides. I’m wondering if you have tips, guidance, or things that you’ve learned in your work of what works when you’re having a constructive conversation, what doesn’t work, how you kind of bring people together. What do you fall back on when you’re having conversations with people with very different opinions than you?
42:17 Chatbox Questions (from attendees)
56:55 Next Steps, Closing