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Loon & Wolf Ecology 101
August 24–August 25
This program will increase your knowledge about two iconic species of northern Wisconsin, the timber wolf and common loon. Participants have the opportunity to experience both species in their natural habitat.
Join expert wolf biologist and member of the Timber Wolf Alliance Adrian Wydeven to learn about the basics of wolf ecology. Time will be spent in the classroom and in the field conducting wolf howl surveys.
On day two, learn about loons with expert loon ecologist and LoonWatch Coordinator Erica LeMoine. Class instruction covers loon behavior, ecology, habitat, threats, and protection. Participants will gain knowledge about nesting loons and chick phenology and then enjoy a loon pontoon experience on Lake Namekagon to observe loons in their natural habitat.
This workshop includes meals, lodging accommodations, and all workshop materials. It takes place at Forest Lodge, a unique and historic estate nestled among 872 acres of majestic forest along the shores of Lake Namekagon. The Timber Wolf Alliance and LoonWatch are programs of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College, Ashland Wisconsin. Both promote education about the species and use of sound science for conservation.
Dates: August 24-25, 2018
Duration: 7 p.m. Friday-2 p.m. Saturday; 1 night
Location: Forest Lodge, Cable, WI
Meals: breakfast (1), lunch (1)
Meal Options: vegetarian & gluten free options; specify at registration for dietary concerns
Price: $175 residential; $160 commuter (lunch only)