Our vision is a world with flourishing habitats for all Life

Through Reconnection Ecology®, we expand our sense of community to include all living beings.

Our Work

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

These visceral, healing experiences are open to all of us. They can occur anywhere, anytime, even in the most urban environments. Reconnection can be experienced at any emotional level, but the deeper it is, the more impact it has in reimagining our place among Earth’s ecosystems and  inspiring the changes needed for all of Life to survive and thrive. Brief magical encounters with any wild being can trigger powerful reminders that  we are part of a wondrous, greater whole.

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

Join us as we move ahead with designing and building five acres of heavenly bear gardens.

Our Story

She was a psychologist who worked in maximum security prisons. He was a wild animal trainer for films. Together with seven wolf pups, they created a transformative and joyous approach to Life, the foundation of Earthfire Institute.

The Latest from Earthfire

White bison grazing in a pasture with two horses, with the Teton mountain range in the background

A Love Song to the Land

The part of our Earth that Earthfire calls home spoke to Jean and myself as soon as we saw it. There was something about it,

Read More
Brown bear playing in a pond

The Bears Are Awake!

When the bears wake up, it is a wondrous occasion. The land begins to pulse with their powerful presence. They emerge slowly, tentatively—is it time

Read More

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our privacy policy.