Saturday, October 19, 2013

Winter 2014 Course: Wolves and Northwoods Carnivores: A Look at Predatory Ecology

The grey wolf has long excited the human imagination. Minnesota, with approximately 2200 wolves, is home to the largest and only continuous population of wolves in the lower 48 states.  It is a center for wolf research.  Countries around the world as well as other states look to Minnesota as an example of how wolves and humans can co-exist in relative harmony.
We will work on two wolf projects during the course: one to determine pack numbers, territories, and behavior through tracking surveys near Ely, MN. The second, to determine wolf pack size, territory, and the impacts of prey species on the historic Jonvick Deer Yard along the North Shore of Lake Superior (Lutsen, MN). This is also the 5th year we will be collecting data on Canada lynx in the area in cooperation with the Superior National Forest

When: Jan 1-18
cost: $1700 but scholarships are available. See link for more specific info on this course
Deadline for application: see link

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