Sara m. Chase, Ashland Daily Press

Northland College’s research project—Wild Madeline: Assessing the Wildlife Presence and Abundance of Madeline Island—was one of 30 applicants to receive grant funding from the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin through the 2016 C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program.

Wild Madeline project lead and Northland College Professor Erik Olson said that they received a $1,000 grant to support an effort to assess the wildlife diversity of Madeline Island.

“What we’re going to be doing is implementing a camera trap survey,” Olson said describing how they would be installing trail cameras at certain locations within the Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve as well as the Big Bay State Park lands on Madeline Island. “We will be looking at camera trap images to determined which species are present on the island and how abundant those species are. The primary purpose of this is to collect data.” To read full article.


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