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Tug of War Over Wolves

…in the past year and has one currently under review—three on wolves and one on Eurasian milfoil. He teaches wolf ecology and management courses, and is providing faculty support to the Timber Wolf Alliance. Olson’s interest took hold as an undergraduate at UW-Stevens Point where he learned an intriguing and…

Wolf Awareness Week 2020 Winning Poster Art by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Wolf Awareness Week & Poster

Wolf Awareness Week & Poster October 16-22, 2022. Each year Timber Wolf Alliance celebrates Wolf Awareness Week with a poster featuring a broad theme in wolf conservation. This year we plan to celebrate Sigurd Olson and the influence he had on wolf research and wolf conservation as our theme. This…

TWA Speakers Bureau

…group. Timber Wolf Alliance Speakers Bureau Science, outreach, and education. Wolves of Wisconsin This program is more localized to Wisconsin and covers the five common misconceptions about the gray wolf in the state: there is a wolf behind every tree, they are decimating the white-tailed deer herds, they are a…

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Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Training & Refresher

November 5, 9:00 am3:30 pm

…the second training for the DNR Volunteer Carnivore Tracker for winter wolf counts and the training for TWA Speakers Bureau. The Timber Wolf Alliance is a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. The Timber Wolf Alliance promotes education about wolves and use of sound science for wolf conservation. Program:…

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Timber Wolf Alliance Returns

After a seven-year tenure at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters, Wis., the Timber Wolf Alliance is in the process of returning north to Northland College. “We birthed this program and handed it off during a period when we couldn’t sustain it, but now it makes sense to…

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Students Howl with Wolves

Howling with Wolves Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Erik Olson serves on the board of the Timber Wolf Alliance and has conducted and collaborated on research regarding wolf-human interactions, landscape predictors of wolf attacks on bear-hunting dogs, and how pendulum swings in wolf management lead to conflict, illegal kills, and…

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Wolf Awareness Week Focuses on Yellowstone Wolves

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award to be presented In honor of the twentieth anniversary of the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction project, the Timber Wolf Alliance at Northland College is bringing Yellowstone’s lead biologist Doug Smith and award-winning author Gary Ferguson, pictured above, as the keynote speakers for Wolf Awareness Week….

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Keynote Rolf Peterson: Wolves and America's National Parks

The Timber Wolf Alliance is bringing biologist Rolf Peterson as its keynote speaker for Wolf Awareness Week. Peterson, widely known for his field studies of wolves in Isle Royale National Park, will present “Wolves and America’s National Parks” at the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Friday, Oct. 21 at…

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Vision for Wolves

Timber Wolf Alliance believes that wolf conservation should be based on recognition of the broad understanding of the benefits of a healthy wolf population, while minimizing the problems wolves sometimes cause. Adopted by the Timber Wolf Alliance Advisory Council on January 19, 2018 Wisconsin and Michigan A vision for wolves….

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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…