-Founded Predator Conservation Alliance (then Predator Project)

-Published first annual report about Animal Damage Control (ADC), a federal predator control program

-Advocated on behalf of wolves, grizzly bears, black-footed ferrets, coyotes, mountain lions and black bears


-Added lynx, wolverine, swift fox and burrowing owl to our species list

-Established a Board of Directors

-Expanded newsletter circulation from 600 to 1,500 (individuals and organizations)


-Became nationally known for our work to reform ADC policies on public land

-Shifted geographical focus from continent-wide to the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains


-Initiated Roads Scholar Project, to compile road density and habitat data in National Forests of the Northern Rockies, and to promote closure and obliteration of inappropriate roads

-Obtained first national media coverage in the Wall Street Journal and Outside Magazine

-Became a membership organization with 400 members


-Added ferruginous hawk to our species list

-Worked with 10 U.S. Representatives, led by Peter DeFazio (D-OR), to request a General Accounting Office Report on ADC

-GAO's issues report critical of ADC's lack of non-lethal predator control measures

-Increased paid staff to four


-Worked with 13 other conservation groups to file the first of three lawsuits to get the lynx designated as a federally protected species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

-Added northern goshawk to species list

-Increased paid staff to five


-Launched first major educational tour, presenting 60 slideshows entitled "The Wild Bunch" across eight western states

-Hosted the first of two annual prairie dog ecosystem strategy sessions, a precursor to the Northern Plains Conservation Network

-Held our first wildlife adventure trip in Yellowstone National Park

-Membership grew to 625


-Petitioned U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to federally protect the black-tailed prairie dog under the ESA

-Presented slideshow "Our Vanishing Wildlife on the Prairie Grasslands" in 20 towns

-Increased paid staff to seven

-Launched website


-Changed name to Predator Conservation Alliance

-Successfully argued in federal court in support of keeping wolves in Yellowstone National Park

-In response to PCA's 1998 petition, the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management ended most prairie dog poisoning programs (with limited exception)

-Increased paid staff to eight


-U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the lynx under the ESA

-Hosted our first annual conference: Predators, People and Places: Finding a Balance

-Membership grew to 1,200

-Increased paid staff to ten


-Celebrated our 10th anniversary

-Co-drafted the federally proposed Prairie Dog Landowner's Incentives Program

-Hosted our second annual conference and membership meeting in Yellowstone National Park - "The Path of People and Predators: Reflections on Conservation, Visions of Coexistence"

-Published the only comprehensive GIS map of suitable praire dog habitats in the Northern Plains

-Campaigned for, and secured, a ban on prairie dog shooting in Thunder Basin National Grassland in Wyoming

-Helped change the status of the black-tailed prairie dog from "pest" to "non-game species in need of management" in Montana

-Presented our original "Wild Traditions: A Look at Forest Predators of the Northeast" slide show in 37 cities and towns in eight Northeastern states

-Developed the first refined range maps of each forest predator species, identifying possible connections between fragmented populations and habitats

-Conducted our eighth season of field inventory of roads and offroad trails on National Forests lands in the Northern Rockies

-Produced our 10th issue of the Wildlife "Services"? Report which accounts for federal funds spent on predator killing on a state-by-state basis for fiscal year 1999

-Launched our Information Clearinghouse which allows web users to access scientific articles on our fourteen species of concern

-Increased paid staff to eleven


-Hosted our third annual conference in Yellowstone "From Control to Coexistence:Reframing How We Live With Predators" with case studies from Asia, Africa and Europe and North America

-Produced "Backcountry Travel:The Question of Multiple Use on Public Lands" video

-Published "Keeping the Wild in the West," a Multi-Species Carnivore Conservation Inititative for the American West

-Hosted our first "Lions, and Wolves, and Bears, Oh Yes!" children's art show displaying over 60 works of art