Feature-length documentary, expedition, and multimedia advocacy and education
See below for written article of my take aways.
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Produced by Jay Simpson with artwork by Emma Munger. Wolf OR-7 Story Map by the Wild Peace Alliance is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
We’ve illustrated a map of Wolf OR-7’s generalized dispersal to depict the remarkable story of an actual wolf living in the 21st Century. Alongside the illustrated map, we’ve included details about his life and relatives, the history of wolves in the USA, basic wolf ecology, and more. We illustrated the map with schools in mind.
The first time I encountered a news article about Wolf OR-7, it included a simple map of Oregon that had an erratic, mysterious line crossing the state. These maps have become a way to relate to and understand the story of Wolf OR-7. Maps are also used by state and federal biologists to understand Wolf OR-7, plotting his estimated lines of travel and geo-located data points. But there are many aspects to Wolf OR-7’s story left unsaid by these maps, so I decided to create a map including additional context to better depict the narrative landscape surrounding Wolf OR-7.
Our Wolf OR-7 Story Map focuses on commonly agreed-upon facts that can be highlighted through the life of Wolf OR-7. Because of the limited space for accompanying text, there are many more details that we wished to include but could not. Below I’ve included some of the details that were cut before its final production.