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Wolf and cougar ecology & track training courses

Volunteer trackers are asked to complete a wolf ecology course and a track training course. New volunteers can sign up for the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program at a track training course that they attend.

2014-15 Workshops
Dates Course Location Cost Information
10/18/2014 Wolf ecology Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute [exit DNR], Ashland $25 (lunch provided) Jean Ayers
715-682-1223
Details [exit DNR]
11/1/2014 Carnivore track training Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute [exit DNR], Ashland $25 (lunch provided) Jean Ayers
715-682-1223
Details [exit DNR]
11/8/2014 Carnivore track training DNR - conference room
4842 Forestry Dr.
Florence WI 54121
Free (bring a bag lunch) Nathan Libal
715-401-1764
11/8/2014 Carnivore track training Mercer Community Center [exit DNR]
2648 W. Margaret St.
Mercer WI 54547
Free (bring a bag lunch) Sam Jonas
715-476-7843
11/8/2014 Carnivore track training Solon Springs Community Center [exit DNR] - north meeting room
11523 S. Business 53
Solon Springs WI 54873
Free (bring a bag lunch) Jean Bruner
715-762-5410
11/9/2014 Wolf ecology DNR - conference room
4842 Forestry Dr.
Florence WI 54121
Free (bring a bag lunch) Nathan Libal
715-401-1764
11/9/2014 Wolf ecology Mercer Community Center [exit DNR]
2648 W. Margaret St.
Mercer WI 54547
Free (bring a bag lunch) Sam Jonas
715-476-7843
11/9/2014 Wolf ecology Solon Springs Community Center [exit DNR] - north meeting room
11523 S. Business 53
Solon Springs WI 54873
Free (bring a bag lunch) Jean Bruner
715-762-5410
11/15/2014 Carnivore track training DNR Satellite Center - conference room
N4103 Hwy 27
Ladysmith WI 54848
Free (bring a bag lunch) Jean Bruner
715-762-5410
11/16/2014 Wolf ecology DNR Satellite Center - conference room
N4103 Hwy 27
Ladysmith WI 54848
Free (bring a bag lunch) Jean Bruner
715-762-5410
12/6/2014 Carnivore track training Sandhill Outdoors Skills Center, Babcock $15 (bring a bag lunch) Britt Searles
715-884-6335
Details [PDF]
12/6/2014 Carnivore track training Crex Meadows [exit DNR], Grantsburg Free (lunch provided) 715-463-2739
Details [exit DNR]
12/7/2014 Wolf ecology Crex Meadows [exit DNR], Grantsburg Free (lunch provided) 715-463-2739
Details [exit DNR]
12/6/2014 - 12/7/2014 Snow tracking - professional level with Dr. Jim Halfpenny Treehaven, Tomahawk $185 - $245 (includes meals & optional lodging) 715-453-4106
Details [exit DNR]
1/31/2015 - 2/1/2015 Wolf ecology Beaver Creek Reserve [exit DNR], Fall Creek $65 - $70 715-877-2212
Details [PDF]
2/7/2015 - 2/8/2015 Wolf ecology Sandhill Outdoors Skills Center, Babcock $90 Donna Brandl
Details [PDF]
2/14/2015 - 2/15/2015 Wolf ecology Trees for Tommorrow [exit DNR], Eagle River $110 - $140 Donna Brandl
Details [PDF]

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

Carnivore track trainings - 9-3 p.m.

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. Workshop fulfills the track training class requirement for the DNR "Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Certification."

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1-Day wolf ecology classes - 9-3 p.m. (unless listed differently)

This class covers the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, how the Wisconsin DNR monitors the population, state management and research. This class fulfills the wolf ecology class requirement for the DNR "Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Certification."

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Sandhill Outdoor Skill Center wolf ecology workshop - 9 a.m. (Saturday)-12 p.m. (Sunday)

Timber Wolf Information Network (TWIN) discusses wolf ecology, population biology, management issues and field study techniques including winter tracking in the field. The $90 fee includes in-depth lectures, dorm lodging, two meals and a field trip into wolf territory. Bring your own Saturday lunch and refreshments. Register by January 30, 2014; this class is limited to 25 people. Make checks payable to TWIN and mail, along with your contact information and names of all people attending, to:

TWIN
P.O. Box 192
Plover WI 5446

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Last revised: Tuesday October 14 2014