July 19, 2011
MANITOWOSH WATERS, Wis. - People can learn more about gray wolf ecology, wolf monitoring techniques and the latest wolf issues in Wisconsin by attending an upcoming "Weekend with Wolves" workshop.
Weekend With Wolves will offer a variety of field programs including telemetry. Pictured here, Adrian Wydeven, DNR Wildlife Ecologist, assists a participant in the art of tracking wolves via radio-collared telemetry.
The Timber Wolf Alliance (exit DNR) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are offering the educational "Weekend with Wolves" workshop Friday August 5 through Sunday, August 7 at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, in Manitowish Waters.
Participants will spend time indoors as well as in the field surveying wolf pack territories. Activities will include assisting with wolf howling surveys and learning techniques related to wolf tracking identification and telemetry. The workshop also fulfills one of the required training for people planning to participate in volunteer wolf track surveys.
The workshop will feature some of the latest in the field research and population monitoring, including a Michigan Predator / Prey Study by Mississippi State University PhD student Nathan Svoboda. Adrian Wydeven and Ron Schultz, wildlife ecologists for the Wisconsin DNR; Brian Roell wildlife ecologist from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Zach Wilson, Discovery Center naturalist and educator will lead the workshop.
The workshop is $100 for students, $125 for Timber Wolf Alliance or North Lakeland Discovery Center members and $140 for nonmembers. Fees include registration, meals, and two nights lodging in a comfortable bunkhouse style cabin. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and ends at 1 p.m. Sunday. Contact the Discovery Center and Timber Wolf Alliance by calling 877-543-2085 or register online through the North Lakeland Discovery Center website www.discoverycenter.net (exit DNR).
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Stiegler, North Lakeland Discovery Center - (715) 543-2085