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Wolf and cougar ecology and 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.

2015-2016 Workshops
Dates Course Location Cost Information
10/17/2015 Wolf ecology Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute [exit DNR], Ashland $25 (lunch provided) Jean Ayers
715-682-1223
Details [exit DNR]
10/31/2015 Carnivore track training Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute [exit DNR], Ashland $25 (lunch provided) Jean Ayers
715-682-1223
Details [exit DNR]
11/7/2015 Carnivore track training Pattison State Park, Superior Free (state park vehicle admission fee of $7/day required to enter park) Jane Wiedenhoeft
715-762-1362
11/8/2015 Wolf Ecology/Management Pattison State Park, Superior Free (state park vehicle admission fee of $7/day required to enter park) Jane Wiedenhoeft
715-762-1362
11/14/2015 Carnivore track training Concrete Park [exit DNR], Phillips $16 Jane Wiedenhoeft
715-762-1362
11/15/2015 Wolf ecology Concrete Park [exit DNR], Phillips $16 Jane Wiedenhoeft
715-762-1362
12/05/2015 Carnivore track training Sandhill Outdoors Skills Center, Babcock $15 Britt Searles
Details [PDF]
12/12/2015 Carnivore track training Crex Meadows [exit DNR], Grantsburg Free (lunch provided) Kristina Pupak
715-463-2896
Details [exit DNR]
12/12/2015 Carnivore track training Rhinelander DNR Office, Rhinelander Free Nate Libal
715-401-1764
12/13/2015 Wolf ecology Crex Meadows [exit DNR], Grantsburg Free (lunch provided) Kristina Pupak
715-463-2896
Details [exit DNR]
12/13/2015 Wolf ecology Rhinelander DNR Office, Rhinelander Free Nate Libal
715-401-1764
1/30/2016-1/31/2016 Wolf ecology Beaver Creek Reserve [exit DNR], Fall Creek $70 715-877-2212
2/6/2015-2/7/2015 Wolf ecology Sandhill Outdoors Skills Center, Babcock $90 715-884-6335
2/13/2016-2/14/2016 Wolf ecology Treehaven [exit DNR], Tomahawk $115-$165 715-453-4106

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 and Management Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Sentry Room, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI
Price: $25 online registration fee

Description: Wolf experts Northland College Professor Erik Olson, Carnivore Specialist Adrian Wydeven, and Naturalist Sara Boles will cover the basics of wolf ecology and management, including natural history, identifications, monitoring techniques, wolf-human conflicts, predatory prey ecology, and wolf management. Lunch is included. Open to the public.

Information:
Adrian Wydeven
awydeven@northland.edu
(715-682-1489)

Registration Information:
Jean Ayers
jayers@northland.edu
(715-682-1264)

Northland Registration Link

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Large Carnivore Track Training Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Sentry Room, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI
Price: $25 online registration fee
Registration Link: www.northland.edu/wolf-workshops

Description: This class will teach the basics of tracking medium to large size carnivores in Wisconsin, including track identification, gait patterns, and conducting snow track surveys. This class meets one of the training requirements for participation in WDNR Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Lunch is included. Open to the public.

Workshop Information:
Adrian Wydeven
awydeven@northland.edu
(715-682-1489)

Registration Information:
Jean Ayers
jayers@northland.edu
(715-682-1264)

Northland Registration Link

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Carnivore Tracking Class

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Pattison State Park Nature Center, 6294 State Rd. 35, Superior, WI
Price: Free (state park vehicle admission fee of $7/day required to enter park)

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 warm clothing and a sack lunch. The nature center will be heated by a fireplace and may be cool.

Information:
Jane Wiedenhoeft
Jane.Wiedenhoeft@Wisconsin.gov
(715-762-1362)

Pattison State Park

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Wolf Ecology and Management Workshop

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Pattison State Park Nature Center, 6294 State Rd. 35, Superior, WI
Price: Free (state park vehicle admission fee of $7/day required to enter park)

Description: : This class covers the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, how the Wisconsin DNR monitors the population, state management and research. Bring warm clothing and a sack lunch. The nature center will be heated by a fireplace and may be cool.

Information:
Jane Wiedenhoeft
Jane.Wiedenhoeft@Wisconsin.gov
(715-762-1362)

Pattison State Park

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Carnivore Tracking Class

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips, WI
Price: $16 (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.

Information and Registration:
Jane Wiedenhoeft
Jane.Wiedenhoeft@Wisconsin.gov
(715-762-1362)

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Wolf Ecology and Management Workshop

Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips, WI
Price: $16 includes lunch

Description: This class covers the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, how the Wisconsin DNR monitors the population, state management and research.

Information and Registration:
Jane Wiedenhoeft
Jane.Wiedenhoeft@Wisconsin.gov
(715-762-1362)

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Volunteer Carnivore Track-Training and Refresher Clinic

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, 1715 County Hwy X, Babcock, WI
Price: $15

Description: This training clinic is mandatory for persons seriously interested in contributing volunteer time (run three surveys per winter) assisting in the DNR annual winter wolf census. Not to be confused with educational workshops, this is for people willing to commit time.

Information:
Britt Searles
Britt.Searles@wisconsin.gov,
(715-884-6335)

Registration: Register by December 1. Limit 30 people.
Send registration and fee to:
Sandhill OSC,
PO Box 156
Babcock, WI 54413

Sandhill Outdoor Calender [PDF]

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Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Workshop

Date: Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, 102 East Crex Avenue, Grantsburg, WI 54840
Price: Free

Information and Registration: Pre-registration Required.

Contact:
Kristi Pupak
Kristina.pupak@wisconsin.gov
(715-463-2897)

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Carnivore Tracking Class

Date: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
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.

Information and Registration:
Nate Libal
Nathan.Libal@Wisconsin.gov
(715-401-1764)

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Volunteer Wolf Ecology Workshop

Date: Sunday, Dec 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, 102 East Crex Avenue, Grantsburg, WI 54840
Price: Free

Information and Registration: Pre-registration Required.

Contact:
Kristi Pupak
Kristina.pupak@wisconsin.gov
(715-463-2897)

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Wolf Ecology Class

Date: Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Rhinelander DNR Office, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander, WI
Price: Free

Description: This class covers the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, how the Wisconsin DNR monitors the population, state management and research.

Information and Registration:
Nate Libal
Nathan.Libal@wisconsin.gov
(715-401-1764)

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Wolf Ecology Workshop

Date: Saturday, Jan. 30 - Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday
Location: Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI

Price and Description: $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, clothing for outdoors.

Information: Will be available at www.beavercreekreserve.org when posted.

Registration:
Visit the Beaver Creek Reserve website or call (715-877-2212); Please register by January 22nd.

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Wolf Ecology Workshop

Date: Saturday, Feb. 6 to Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday
Location: Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, 1715 County Hwy X, Babcock, WI

Price and Description: $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, clothing for outdoors.

Information will be available at: Sandhill Wildlife Area

Registration:
Mail check payable to TWIN, along with contact information to:
TWIN,
PO Box 192,
Plover WI 54467
Please register by February 2nd

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Wolf Ecology Workshop

Date and Time: Saturday, February 13 9:00am to Sunday, February 14, 2016 12:00pm
Location: Treehaven, W2540 Pickerel Creek Road Tomahawk, WI 54487
Price: Full Package: $165/person. Includes four meals, Saturday night lodging and instruction.

Commuter Package: $115/person. Includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday and instruction. Description: Experience shared learning with other wolf enthusiasts while tracking, studying in the classroom and field, and learning from professionals and members of the Timber Wolf Information Network in Treehaven Northwoods setting.

Information: (715-453-4106)

Treehaven Registration Link
Register by: February 5

Last revised: Friday October 16 2015