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Podcast: Talking Wolves with Adrian Wydeven

Wisconsin’s Hunting Heritage Adrian Wydeven headed up the wolf recovery program for the DNR for over 20 years. After retiring, he took a position with the Timber Wolf Alliance with Northland College. There is probably no one in the state who knows more about these animals, and how they came…

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MJS: Numbers don’t add up in wolf-hound debate

As often is the case with ecological issues, simple answers or solutions are often inadequate or incorrect. By Adrian Wydeven, Timber Wolf Alliance Everyone likes a good mystery, especially one where an unlikely candidate is revealed as the culprit. This “Ah ha!” moment is a staple of the genre and…

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Scientists Divided Over Delisting Wolves in the Midwest

…their conclusions in an open letter that wolves in the Great Lakes states should continue to be federally protected under the Endangered Species Act (Wolf_conservation_open_letter). The Northland College Timber Wolf Alliance has not taken a position on this issue. The TWA supports the scientific management of wolves and believes wolves…

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Fox 11: Investigates Hunting Dogs Killed by Wolves

…are not the biggest factor that cause the high kill in hounds, said Adrian Wydeven who spent 23 years running the state’s wolf recovery program. He’s now with the Timber Wolf Alliance, a group that promotes conservation and education about wolves. Wydeven says the record wolf population is not necessarily…

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WSJ: Good stewardship is key to removing wolf from endangered list

By Adrian Wydeven, Northland College Timber Wolf Advisory Council, for the Wisconsin State Journal: CABLE—Senate Bill 602, and its companion Assembly Bill712, would be a major setback in responsible wildlife conservation and proper management of the state wolf population. The lawmakers sponsoring this legislation are misusing their role and responsibility…

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Book Review: The Real Wolf

The Journal of Wildlife Management By Adrian Wydeven, Timber Wolf Alliance Open discussions on wildlife management issues are important to the sound conservation of wildlife resources. The Real Wolf claims to attempt to dispel myths and tell the truth about wolves (mostly gray wolves [Canis lupus], but also reference to…

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TWA Selects 2019 Wolf Awareness Poster Art

…of view.” Each year Wolf Awareness Week celebrates a broad theme in wolf conservation. In 2019, the Timber Wolf Alliance will be celebrating ma’iingan’s (wolves) relationship with the Ojibwe as well as other Native American cultures within North America. As a part of Wolf Awareness Week, Timber Wolf Alliance will…

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Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

…body, and spirit as they develop outdoor skills, an appreciation for the interconnectedness of all life, and the confidence to make a difference in the world. Learn more. Timber Wolf Alliance The TWA uses science-based information to promote an ecologically-functional wolf population within areas of suitable habitat, and promote human…

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David Backes: “The Challenge of the New Frontier” Fifty Years Later

October 20, 7:00 pm7:35 pm

…biography of Sigurd F. Olson. He has produced three other books in the Olson series, including the recent book of Olson’s journals, A Private Wilderness. His first novel, Listening Point, will be published in 2023 by Riverfeet Press. This event is part of the Timber Wolf Alliance’s Wolf Awareness Week….

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Tracking Mammals in the Field

May 21, 12:30 pm4:30 pm

Visit the woodlands and coastline of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to learn the basics of identifying mammal tracks from wildlife biologist and Timber Wolf Alliance Advisory Council Chair Adrian Wydeven and Red Cliff wildlife biologist Andy Edwards. From squirrels to hares and foxes to wolves, they’ll share their decades…