Alumni Information

Name: Wolfe, Gary - [Email Gary ]         (Site User Name: Gary Wolfe)
Current Married/Last Name:
Class Of: 1967
Current Occupation: Wildlife Conservationist
Current Residence: Missoula, Montana
College(s) Attended: University of New Mexico, Colorado State University
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General message and an update of what's happened since graduation:
"After graduating from DNHS, I attended the University of New Mexico, majoring in biology and chemistry, then earned my masters and doctorate in wildlife biology from Colorado State University.
During my college years I spent the summers working as a park ranger...four summers as a backcountry and climbing ranger at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, followed by a season at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
After graduate school I spent 12 years at Vermejo Park Ranch, a large cattle ranch and hunting and fishing resort in northern New Mexico. It was pretty cool! I got to do a lot of different jobs including fishery and wildlife biologist, wrangler, hunting and fishing guide, part-time ranch hand and cowboy, and general manager. While at the ranch, I married Rita Boulton (Santa Fe High School, class of \\\'74) in 1980.
We left Vermejo in 1986 to work for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, an international wildlife conservation organization that focuses on the conservation of elk and elk habitat. We moved to Missoula, Montana in 1988 to work at the Elk Foundation\\\'s International Headquarters. I retired from the Elk Foundation as President & CEO in May 2001.
After taking a bit of time off, I became executive director of Vital Ground, which focuses on the conservation of grizzly bears and their habitat. You can check out our work at
Rita and I still live in Missoula, MT and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including fly fishing, whitewater rafting, hunting, hiking, camping, and cross country skiing. Look us up if you are ever up this way. We always enjoying seeing our friends from New Mexico.


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