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Wolf Biologist Adrian Wydeven to Head Timber Wolf Alliance

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute announced today that it has hired wolf biologist Adrian Wydeven to head its Timber Wolf Alliance program. “When it comes to understanding wolves, there is no one better qualified than Adrian,” said Mark Peterson, SOEI executive director. Wydeven retired from the Department of…

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Podcast: Talking Wolves with Adrian Wydeven

Wisconsin’s Hunting Heritage Adrian Wydeven headed up the wolf recovery program for the DNR for over 20 years. After retiring, he took a position with the Timber Wolf Alliance with Northland College. There is probably no one in the state who knows more about these animals, and how they came…

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Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan

Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator and wolf biologist Adrian Wydeven is helping provide input on a Mexican gray wolf recovery plan for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). He is part of a team that met near Tucson, Arizona, in December 2015 and will be meeting again in the southwest…

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WPR: Are High Wolf Numbers Driving Hunting Dog Attacks?

A former state wildlife biologist contends Wisconsin’s high wolf numbers may not be the driving factor behind a record 40 hunting dogs killed by wolves this bear season. Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator Adrian Wydeven, a former wildlife biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said the state saw fewer…

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Fox 11: Investigates Hunting Dogs Killed by Wolves

…are not the biggest factor that cause the high kill in hounds, said Adrian Wydeven who spent 23 years running the state’s wolf recovery program. He’s now with the Timber Wolf Alliance, a group that promotes conservation and education about wolves. Wydeven says the record wolf population is not necessarily…

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TWA Survey Says WI Wildlife Professionals Prefer Higher Wolf Goal

The Northland College Timber Wolf Alliance recently released a technical report, surveying the opinions of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Wildlife Society regarding wolf population goals for Wisconsin. The survey was conducted and the report written by Erik Olson, assistant professor of natural resources, and Adrian Wydeven, chair of the…

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Book Review: The Real Wolf

The Journal of Wildlife Management By Adrian Wydeven, Timber Wolf Alliance Open discussions on wildlife management issues are important to the sound conservation of wildlife resources. The Real Wolf claims to attempt to dispel myths and tell the truth about wolves (mostly gray wolves [Canis lupus], but also reference to…

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MJS: Numbers don’t add up in wolf-hound debate

As often is the case with ecological issues, simple answers or solutions are often inadequate or incorrect. By Adrian Wydeven, Timber Wolf Alliance Everyone likes a good mystery, especially one where an unlikely candidate is revealed as the culprit. This “Ah ha!” moment is a staple of the genre and…

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WSJ: Good stewardship is key to removing wolf from endangered list

By Adrian Wydeven, Northland College Timber Wolf Advisory Council, for the Wisconsin State Journal: CABLE—Senate Bill 602, and its companion Assembly Bill712, would be a major setback in responsible wildlife conservation and proper management of the state wolf population. The lawmakers sponsoring this legislation are misusing their role and responsibility…

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Why Researchers Howl At Wolves—And Why Some Might Stop

…the gist of a technique called “elicited howling”—biologist-speak for “making noises at wolves so that they’ll howl back at you.” For decades, elicited howling has been an indispensable part of the wolf researcher’s toolkit. For entire article + video with wolf howls by TWA Coordinator Adrian Wydeven visit Atlas Obcura….