The TESF is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit, private operational charity.
Since our inception in 1997, the TESF and TBD have:
Integrating the D in the mix of lands available to large carnivores and using the field skills of the TESF will greatly advance carnivore conservation, which is a central feature of the Yellowstone-to-Yukon (Y2Y) Conservation Initiative.
During the winter of 1998-1999, TESF biologists also observed one wolf and detected wolf tracks on three other occasions.
If it were ever determined that wolves should be reintroduced into the southern Rocky Mountains, then the Vermejo would provide the TESF a great opportunity to advance wolf recovery, a central feature of the Southern Rockies Ecosystem Project.
Additionally, the TESF fully supports the reintroduction of Mexican wolves into the Gila National Forest, hopefully on the Ladder's allotments, and has offered the services of a biological technician to assist with radio-tracking.