Join Timber Wolf Alliance Chair Adrian Wydeven and TWA 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 surveying wolf pack territories. Participants will assist with wolf howling surveys and learn techniques in wolf tracking and radio telemetry.
The workshop is open to any student or adult interested in wolves and experiencing them in the wild. Workshop fees include meals, bunkhouse accommodations (if applicable), and all workshop materials. This workshop meets the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ecology qualifications for volunteer carnivore tracking for winter wolf counts and wolf howl to surveys in the summer. You do not need to reside in Wisconsin to participate in Wolf Ecology Weekend.
The program takes place at the Forest Lodge Educational Campus, a unique and historic estate nestled among 872 acres of majestic forest in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and situated along the pristine shores of Lake Namekagon. The old growth forest and serene water is sure to awaken your senses and rejuvenate you. Learn more about Forest Lodge»
The Timber Wolf Alliance’s volunteer Speakers Bureau helps accomplish TWA’s goals of using science, outreach, and education in promoting wolf recovery in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through public education, citizen science, and volunteer activities. If you are curious about how this happens, and, perhaps, interested in talking to others about wolf issues, an optional Speakers Bureau training session will be offered. You’ll receive interactive training on what content to include in your presentations and how to present information in an engaging, entertaining way. This optional training will take place at Forest Lodge on Friday, August 20, from 4–6 p.m. prior to the rest of the weekend’s events.
Because of the pandemic, registration is limited to eight residential participants to ensure each participant has their own room at Forest Lodge. For unvaccinated individuals, face masks will be required while indoors and while outdoors when six feet of physical distance from others cannot be maintained. Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be catered from a local restaurant to meet food safety requirements. Dinner will not be provided on Friday. Throughout the workshop, cleaning protocols will be followed to ensure everyone’s safety. We will also ask that participants use personal vehicles for field surveying to maintain physical distancing requirements—we will be traveling on well-maintained forest service roads. See Northland College’s COVID protocols»