It’s time to reawaken our connection to all that is wild.

Through Reconnection EcologySM, we aim to expand our sense of community to include all living beings and work toward protecting thriving habitats for all life.

Our Work

Earthfire Institute has pioneered Reconnection EcologySM, bringing people and wildlife together in intimate connection through retreats, stories, film, and workshops.

This visceral, healing experience is open to all of us. It can occur throughout our day-to-day lives, even in the most urban environments. Watching a documentary, walking a dog, visiting a park, or even caring for a houseplant on our windowsill can be powerful reminders of what we so often take for granted—that we are part of a greater whole.

Let’s Bring the Bear Necessities of Life to Our Sanctuary Bears

Join us as we move ahead with planting five acres of heavenly bear gardens and sheltered enclosures.

Our Story

She was a psychologist who worked in maximum security prisons. He was an animal trainer for films. Together with eight orphaned wolf pups, they created something that would change the world.

The Latest from Earthfire

Cutthroat trout swimming in water above rocks
Compassionate Conservation

A Great Fish, A Native Fish

Some 20 years ago, I wrote this article while trying to save part of a wildlife corridor in danger of being lost to development. I

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Compassionate Conservation

An Incredible Bird

[susan-byline] Some 20 years ago, I wrote this article while trying to save part of a wildlife corridor in danger of being lost to development.

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