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C of I to host author, wolf expert Carter Niemeyer

The College of Idaho will host guest speaker Carter Niemeyer on April 1. Niemeyer, the author of Wolfer and one of America’s foremost experts on wolves and wolf reintroduction, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Sterry Hall third floor board room on the C of I campus in Caldwell. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Niemeyer’s book Wolfer is a memoir about his experiences as a former federal trapper of wolves and his instrumental involvement in the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone Park and Idaho in 1995 and 1996. He also is a trained wildlife biologist and wolf expert, making him a fascinating pro-wolf advocate in current debates over wolf reintroduction. Rocky Barker, an environmental reporter at the Idaho Statesman in Boise, said of Neimeyer’s book: “Wolfer shows how a man of character can make a difference in even the most chaotic times.”

Niemeyer’s talk will appeal to students of creative writing, environmental studies, biology and anyone interested in the complex, dramatic, and ongoing story of wolf reintroduction to Idaho. For more information on Niemeyer and his book, visit

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit