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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
2/7/2015 - 2/8/2015 Wolf ecology Sandhill Outdoors Skills Center, Babcock $90 Donna Brandl
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2/14/2015 - 2/15/2015 Wolf ecology Trees for Tommorrow [exit DNR], Eagle River $110 - $140 Donna Brandl
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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:

P.O. Box 192
Plover WI 5446

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Last revised: Wednesday February 04 2015