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Wolf ecology and track training courses

All classes listed below meet training requirements for the Wisconsin Carnivore Tracking program. Trackers are required to take both a Wolf Ecology and a Track Training class or workshop to participate in the tracking program. New volunteers can sign up for the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program at a track training course that they attend.

2016-2017 Workshops
Dates Course Location Cost
10/21/2017 Wolf Ecology Workshop Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute [exit DNR], Ashland $25
11/04/2017 Volunteer Carnivore Track Training & Refresher Class Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute [exit DNR], Ashland $25
11/04/2017 Carnivore Tracking Class Peshtigo DNR Office, Peshtigo Free
11/05/2017 Wolf Ecology & Management Peshtigo DNR Office, Peshtigo Free
11/11/2017 Carnivore Tracking Class Rhinelander DNR Office, Rhinelander Free
11/12/2017 Wolf Ecology & Management Rhinelander DNR Office, Rhinelander Free
12/02/2017 Carnivore Tracking Class Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, Babcock Free
12/02/2017 Carnivore Tracking Class Hayward DNR Office, Hayward Free
12/03/2017 Wolf Ecology & Management Hayward DNR Office [exit DNR], Hayward Free
12/09/2017 Carnivore Tracking Class Crex Meadows [exit DNR], Grantsburg Free
12/10/2017 Wolf Ecology & Management Crex Meadows [exit DNR], Grantsburg Free
1/13/2017 - 1/14/2017 Wolf Ecology Workshop Treehaven [exit DNR], Tomahawk $115-165
1/27/2018– 1/28/2018 Wolf Ecology Workshop Beaver Creek Reserve [exit DNR], Fall Creek $70
2/3/2018 – 2/4/2018 Wolf Ecology Workshop Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, Babcock $90
8/10/2018 – 8/12/2018 Wolf Ecology & Conservation Contact TWA [exit DNR] for information TBD

Partners

The following partners offer courses and workshops on various topics including wolf ecology and track training. Please contact them for information or to register for their courses.

Course descriptions and details

All classes listed below meet training requirements for the Wisconsin Carnivore Tracking program. Trackers are required to take both a Wolf Ecology and a Track Training class or workshop to participate in the tracking program.

Wolf Ecology Workshop

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment Room 169, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI

Price: $25 includes lunch

Description: This workshop, instructed by Northland College Professor Dr. Erik Olson, Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator Adrian Wydeven, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technician Sarah Boles covers the basics of wolf ecology and management, including natural history, identification, monitoring techniques, wolf-human conflicts, predator-prey ecology, and wolf management.

Information:
Timber Wolf Alliance [exit DNR], 715-682-1489

Registration information [exit DNR]

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Volunteer Carnivore Track Training & Refresher Class

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment Room 169, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI

Price: $25 includes lunch

Description: This workshop, instructed by Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator Adrian Wydeven and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technician Sarah Boles, teaches the basics of tracking medium to large size carnivores in Wisconsin, including track identification, gait patterns, and conducting snow track survey.

Information:
Timber Wolf Alliance [exit DNR], 715-682-1489
Registration: Registration Link

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Carnivore Tracking Class

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Peshtigo DNR Office, 101 N Ogden Rd., Suite A, Peshtigo, WI

Price: Free

Description: Learn to identify tracks of medium to large size carnivores that inhabit Wisconsin, as well as a few other common Wisconsin mammals. Learn how to conduct track surveys as part of the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program. Bring a sack lunch.

Information & Registration:
Nate Libal, 715-401-1764
Please register by October 28, 2017

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Wolf Ecology and Management

Date: Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Peshtigo DNR Office, 101 N Ogden Rd., Suite A, Peshtigo, WI

Price: Free

Description: Learn about the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, and how wolves are monitored and managed in Wisconsin with DNR Biologists. Come prepared to spend some time outside. Bring a sack lunch.

Information & Registration:
Nate Libal, 715-401-1764
Please register by October 29, 2017

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Carnivore Tracking Class

Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Rhinelander DNR Office, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander, WI

Price: Free

Description: Learn to identify tracks of medium to large size carnivores that inhabit Wisconsin, as well as a few other common Wisconsin mammals. Learn how to conduct track surveys as part of the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program. Bring a sack lunch.

Information and Registration:
Nate Libal, 715-401-1764
Please register by November 4, 2017

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Wolf Ecology & Management

Date: Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Rhinelander DNR Office, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander, WI

Price: Free

Description: Learn about the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, and how wolves are monitored and managed in Wisconsin with DNR Biologists. Come prepared to spend some time outside. Bring a sack lunch.

Information and Registration:
Nate Libal, 715-401-1764
Please register by November 5, 2017

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Carnivore Tracking Class

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, 1715 County Hwy X, Babcock, WI

Price: Free

Description: Learn to identify tracks of medium to large size carnivores that inhabit Wisconsin, as well as a few other common Wisconsin mammals. Learn how to conduct track surveys as part of the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program. Bring a sack lunch.

Information and Registration:
Jane Wiedenhoeft, 715-762-1362
Please register by November 25, 2017

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Carnivore Tracking Class

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Hayward DNR Office, 10220 Hwy. 27, Hayward, WI

Price: Free

Description: Learn to identify tracks of medium to large size carnivores that inhabit Wisconsin, as well as a few other common Wisconsin mammals. Learn how to conduct track surveys as part of the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program. Bring a sack lunch.

Information and Registration:
Jane Wiedenhoeft, 715-762-1362
Please register by November 25, 2017

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Wolf Ecology & Management

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Hayward DNR Office, 10220 Hwy. 27, Hayward, WI

Price: Free

Description: Learn about the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, and how wolves are monitored and managed in Wisconsin with DNR Biologists. Come prepared to spend some time outside. Bring a sack lunch.

Information and Registration:
Jane Wiedenhoeft, 715-762-1362
Please register by November 26, 2017

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Carnivore Tracking Class

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, 102 East Crex Avenue, Grantsburg, WI 54840

Price: Free, includes lunch

Description: Learn to identify tracks of medium to large size carnivores that inhabit Wisconsin, as well as a few other common Wisconsin mammals. Learn how to conduct track surveys as part of the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program. This class includes an in-field short survey. Come prepared to spend some time outdoors.

Information and Registration:
Lauren Finch, 715-463-2739
Please register by December 2, 2017

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Wolf Ecology & Management

Date: Sunday, Dec 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, 102 East Crex Avenue, Grantsburg, WI 54840

Price: Free, includes lunch

Description: Learn about the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, and how wolves are monitored and managed in Wisconsin with DNR Biologists. Come prepared to spend some time outside.

Information and Registration:
Lauren Finch, 715-463-2739
Please register by December 3, 2017

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Wolf Ecology Workshop

Date: Saturday, Jan. 13 to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday
Location: Treehaven, W2540 Pickerel Creek Road Tomahawk, WI 54487

Price: $115 commuter; $165 includes lodging & meals (contact Treehaven for information)

Description: This workshop will cover wolf ecology, history, monitoring, and management, and includes a field trip in wolf country. Bring clothing for outdoors.

Information & Registration:
Treehaven, 715-453-4106
Please register by January 6, 2018

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Wolf Ecology Workshop

Date: Saturday, Jan. 27 - Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday
Location: Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 County Hwy K, Fall Creek, WI

Price: $70 or $65 for BCR members; lodging available for an additional fee ($13/person/night), call (715-877-2212) for lodging information. BYO Saturday lunch and beverage.

Description: This workshop will cover wolf ecology, history, monitoring, and management, and includes a field trip in wolf country. Bring clothing for outdoors.

Information & Registration:
Visit the Beaver Creek Reserve website or call 715-877-2212
Please register by TBD.

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Wolf Ecology Workshop

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3 to Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday
Location: Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, 1715 County Hwy X, Babcock, WI

Price: $90 includes workshop and field trip, Saturday supper, Sunday breakfast, and Saturday lodging. Friday night lodging available for an additional fee ($20/person). BYO Saturday lunch and beverage.

Description: This workshop will cover wolf ecology, history, monitoring, and management, and includes a field trip in wolf country. Bring clothing for outdoors.

Information: TWIN
Registration: Mail check payable to TWIN, along with contact information to:
TWIN, PO Box 192, Plover WI 54467
Please register by TBD

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Wolf Ecology & Conservation

Date: Friday, Aug. 10 – Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

Description: Please contact TWA for information about this class.
Information:
TWA, 715-682-1489

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Last revised: Friday October 27 2017