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Wolf Ecology and Conservation-certification Weekend

August 18, 7:00 pmAugust 20, 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 surveying…


Ecology and Conservation of Wolves in Crowded Central Europe

October 11, 2022, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Visiting from Poland and on their way to the International Wolf Symposium, Dr. Nowak and Dr. Myslajek will be presenting their latest research on wolves in Central Europe. Dr. Sabina Nowak is a wolf researcher, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Faculty of Biology at the University of…

Northland College alum Tina Ramme in the field in Kenya

Conserving Big Cats

…to a stable lion population—even after they’ve been ousted from a pride. Q. Have any of these findings helped in any way in conservation and/or restoration efforts? A. The key to a sustainable and healthy lion population is including local people as partners, not adversaries. Habitat restoration has become a…

Loon flying over a lake

Wisconsin Loon Population Survey Update

This year marked the seventh Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. This survey started in 1985 and is orchestrated once every five years on 258 pre-selected lakes throughout northern Wisconsin. This year 230 volunteers surveyed 223 lakes on July 18 between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. During this time, survey volunteers recorded…

Northland student stands in Lake Superior

Kert's Most Awesome Weekend Adventures

…friends and solo. With spring officially here, we thought now would be a good time to ask him to tell us more. He agreed to share his seven favorites. 1. Whitewater Paddling on the Boise Brule River The Boise Brule River—located about forty minutes from campus—is nationally known as a…

Northland students in canoes

Canoeing the Namekagon National Wild and Scenic River

October 8, 2022, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Join Outdoor Pursuits student leaders on a leisurely six-mile paddle down a quiet section of the Namekagon River and take in the striking fall colors. One of the Nation’s first eight National Scenic Riverways designated by the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Namekagon meanders through quite alder stands…

Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Careers in Social Justice, Conservation, and Public Service

SOEI Interns

…largest contiguous tract of native habitat along the river in the entire region—off from any visitor access. Jennifer Courtwright ’10 worked as a student intern at the SOEI for three years that gave her skills in wetland and river ecology “that enabled me to get into an REU and then…

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WPR: Are High Wolf Numbers Driving Hunting Dog Attacks?

…Natural Resources, said the state saw fewer dogs killed by wolves the last time Wisconsin’s wolf population was this high. “The previous high count of 815 in 2012 had only seven dogs killed that year and that was the lowest wolf depredation on dogs in about 10 years,” Wydeven said….

Wolf word cloud

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…