Mexican Wolf Recovery Program

Wolf Recovery Lecture (45 minutes w/questions):
Maggie Dwire, US Fish & Wildlife Recovery Program

Film Screening (45 minutes):
"Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest" (Alan Lacy)

Brookfield Zoo's Discovery Center
July 10, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Tickets will be available for sale at the door ($20).

Maggie Dwire

Maggie Dwire, US Fish and Wildlife Recovery Program

Maggie Dwire has spent more than 16 years working for the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program. Maggie began as a seasonal volunteer in the field, and then worked in technician and biologist positions for several years before obtaining her current role as the Assistant Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator in 2008. In addition to her responsibilities regarding recovery and management in the United States, Maggie serves as the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s liaison to the binational captive breeding program and recovery efforts in Mexico.


Gray Area - Wolves of the Southwest

Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest

"Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest" explores the complexities surrounding the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program. Approximately 113 wolves currently roam free, making them one of the world’s most endangered species. Wolves are both adorned and loathed by many, raising the question; “Is it possible for man and wolf to coexist?” What are the real issues behind the recovery of the Lobo? Does science provide the answer? Or do we all hold the key to their future? Through compelling cinematography and dedicated characters, this film will show the story of the Mexican wolf as never seen before. Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest is more than a film, it is a tool that is designed to help resolve some of the most complex issues surrounding the recovery of the Mexican wolf.

The Filmmaker

Alan Lacy

Executive Producer Alan Lacy

Alan Lacy brings his passion for all things wild to his new film, “Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest”. His fascination with the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf, and his desire to do something to help, spurred him on the journey of producing this (his first) film. Since those beginnings in 2011, Alan has tracked the Mexican gray wolf from a captive breeding program through release into the wild, and brought his love of photography and storytelling to document the efforts of men and women dedicated to restoring these magnificent apex predators to their natural habitat. He has furthered the cause with a website devoted to raising awareness of the Mexican gray wolf’s natural history and its endangered status, as well as gathering support for this film and wolf recovery. Alan has a background in aviation, and recently relocated with his wife to Portland, Oregon. They spend their free time exploring the Cascades of Washington and Oregon.

“I have learned a lot over the course of producing this film, about wolves, about filmmaking, and about people. I believe we all can make a difference, we just have to start doing.”
-Alan Lacy