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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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Estimating the Wolf Population

May 31, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Interested in learning how the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) estimates Wisconsin’s wolf population? In this webinar hosted by the Timber Wolf Alliance, you can learn the science behind the yearly population estimates. Wildlife Biologist Adrian Wydeven will start the webinar with an overview of how population estimates were…

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Tracking Mammals in the Field

May 21, 12:30 pm4:30 pm

Visit the woodlands and coastline of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to learn the basics of identifying mammal tracks from wildlife biologist and Timber Wolf Alliance Advisory Council Chair Adrian Wydeven and Red Cliff wildlife biologist Andy Edwards. From squirrels to hares and foxes to wolves, they’ll share their decades…

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Wolf Ecology & Conservation Certification Weekend

August 19, 7:00 pmAugust 21, 12:00 pm

Join Timber Wolf Alliance Chair Adrian Wydeven and TWA Advisory Council members for this wolf ecology volunteer certification course. Learn about wolf ecology, wolf monitoring techniques, and the latest wolf issues from biologists and educators immersed in this field. Time will be spent in the classroom and in the field…

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Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Training and Refresher

November 5, 9:00 am3:30 pm

This workshop, instructed by Timber Wolf Alliance Chair Adrian Wydeven and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technician Sarah Boles, teaches the basics of tracking medium-to-large-sized carnivores in Wisconsin, including track identification, gait patterns, and conducting snow track survey. Participants will be provided with a tracker’s notebook. This workshop completes…

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Wolf Ecology and Population Dynamics—Land O’ Lakes

June 3, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Wildlife biologist, Adrian Wydeven, will be presenting the latest science-based research on wolf ecology, wolf population dynamics, and the importance of having the wolf as part of a healthy Wisconsin ecosystem. He will examine the impact of wolves on the deer herd in Vilas County. He will also discuss current…

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Wolf Ecology and Population Dynamics—Eagle River

June 3, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Wildlife biologist, Adrian Wydeven, will be presenting the latest science-based research on wolf ecology, wolf population dynamics, and the importance of having the wolf as part of a healthy Wisconsin ecosystem. He will examine the impact of wolves on the deer herd in Vilas County. He will also discuss current…

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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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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…