Who We Are and Our Philosophy
Over the past 17 years of working in wildlife research, it has become clear to us that many wildlife research projects struggle to reach their objectives as a result of insufficient funding. This is most noticeable on carnivore research projects that are attempting to fund the expensive capture operations required to safely and efficiently handle mountain lions, black bears, and grey wolves. As experts in this field, we decided the best way we could contribute to carnivore conservation is by creating a solution to this limit in funding for capture operations. Currently and unknown to the majority of the general public, most carnivore research projects only receive funds that are generated by the revenues from hunting and fishing licenses. This is why we have created this 501(c)(3) organization, to create an avenue for the general public to donate in support of an exciting new era of wildlife conservation research through BWCS. Our nonprofit organization is committed to providing underfunded carnivore research projects with professional capture specialists. The results from these research projects will help shape sustainable wildlife management actions that better conserve carnivore populations.
Hounds Man &
Jason’s interest in wildlife began as a young child, growing up hunting and fishing in the mountains of western Colorado. In 1992 he found what was to become a lifelong passion, raising hounds to trail and capture large carnivores. Throughout the past 25 years, he has worked tirelessly at mastering the art of hound capture by treeing several hundred mountain lions, bobcats, and black bears. In 2008, after recognizing the need to conserve these carnivores, he decided to offer his skills at catching mountain lions to a local wildlife researcher and began working on the Uncompahgre Puma project. Since then, he has worked collaring mountain lions and black bears with several carnivore researchers, and has become a highly skilled and respected capture specialist. Most recently, he has focused his attention on helping co-found both BODHI Expeditions and BODHI Wildlife Conservation Specialists.
Brady has been fortunate to have been working on carnivore research since 2000. His initial experience working with Canada lynx motivated him to acquire his formal education in wildlife at the University of Montana. Even before finishing his education he began working on carnivore research projects, and has more than 15 years of experience working with Canada lynx, wolverines, black/grizzly bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, and grey wolves. His most recent efforts in contributing to carnivore conservation has been to help co-found both BODHI Expeditions (North American photo safari) and BODHI Wildlife Conservation Specialists. Through these cutting-edge organizations he hopes to help usher in an exciting new era of carnivore conservation.
Help Us Conserve Carnivores, Donate Today!
Why Do We Ask For Donations?
Wildlife biologists struggle to secure enough funding to consistently capture and research carnivore populations. Your donations help support this important research by providing them with our capture specialists. Without your help the level of research needed to conserve these carnivores may never happen!
BWCS is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to BWCS are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.