Gaelic Wolf Consulting
241 Sand Road
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Center Valley, near Chimacum, WashingtonCenter Valley farmland, © Norman MacLeod

About us

Gaelic Wolf Consulting is a multi-faceted firm with core strengths in natural resource issues and policy-building, government operations, issue advocacy, Internet strategy and design and communications.   Since 1997, we've been bringing natural resource issues to the Internet and have been involved in researching and developing strategies for community stakeholders and government agencies working together to resolve difficult regulatory challenges.

We came into the arena of natural resource policy development as regulatory frameworks began having increased influence on ecosystem protection, resource use, and other human activities.   Seeing a need for a new form of policy design that included intense stakeholder involvement in the process of developing natural resource policies, we began assisting in problem identification and forming policy-building groups where government officials, scientists, and stakeholders work together to design and implement policies that meet ecosystem protection goals and support the needs of the people who are regulated by the new policies.

Believing that the single most important stakeholder group in any policy development effort is made up of the people whose activities will be regulated by the implemented regulation, we seek to connect this group closely to the agency that is statutorily responsible for developing the policy.  We then help develop a comprehensive team of professionals and stakeholders who will play key roles in assisting the policy development process.

Because we believe that ecosystem protections should be as high as reasonably achievable, we consult with professionals in a variety of fields to learn more about their ideas on how to provide high levels of protection without breaking the bank or bringing economic hardship to communities and their citizens. We combine many of those ideas with our knowledge of working with government agencies, and develop flexible approaches to working with a broad range of issues.

Today we are working to identify the balances between ecosystem and human needs in a variety of areas.   Once potential balance points are identified, our challenge becomes one of working with communities to develop viable policies that support ongoing economic development and enhance ecosystem support for improved biodiversity.