October 16-22, 2022, Presented by Timber Wolf Alliance (TWA), Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College
In 1990, former Governor Tommy Thompson signed a proclamation for “Wisconsin Wolf Awareness Week,” and since the proclamation, the Timber Wolf Alliance has produced an annual Wolf Awareness Week poster that combines original artwork depicting wolves in their natural environments with educational information, and hosts events during this week. During the 2022 Wolf Awareness Week, Timber Wolf Alliance will be hosting the following events.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 7:00-8:00 Dr. Sabina Nowak and Dr. Robert Myslajek, Ecology and Conservation of Wolves in Crowded Central Europe, Sentry Room, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College, Ashland, WI
Thursday, October 20, 7:00-7:35 (Zoom presentation) David Backes, “The Challenge of the New Frontier” Fifty Years Later https://northland-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2nPRqapXTnS0PZQRFz5oVA
Friday, October 21, 7:00-8:30, Tom Gable, Voyageurs Wolf Project, From Sigurd Olson to the Voyageurs Wolf Project: the past and future of wolf research in the Northwoods, Sentry Room, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College, Ashland, WI
Saturday, October 22, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, Wolf Ecology, Northland College, Ashland, WI (Registration required) https://www.northland.edu/event/one-day-wolf-ecology/
For more information or to register for an event, visit: https://www.northland.edu/centers/soei/twa/
TWA will have an information table set up at Chequamegon Food Coop, Ashland, WI for the whole month of October. Stop by, visit, pick up a poster and learn more about Timber Wolf Alliance.
(Please note that the first event is the week before Wolf Awareness Week. We are excited to have Dr. Nowak and Dr. Myslajek presenting before they attend the International Wolf Symposium in Minneapolis)
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 7:00-8:30
Dr. Sabina Nowak and Dr. Robert Myslajek, Ecology and Conservation of Wolves in Crowded Central Europe, Sentry Room, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College, Ashland
Dr. Sabina Nowak is a wolf researcher, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, and a president of the Association for Nature “Wolf”, member of the Large Carnivore Specialist Group for Europe and the Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE).
Dr. Robert Mysłajek holds a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Forestry Agricultural University in Kraków, he also finished postgraduate studies in molecular biology at the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biotechnology of Jagiellonian University. He earned a Ph.D. in biology at the Institute of Nature Conservation Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków, and then a habilitation in biology at the Faculty of the Biology University of Warsaw. He is particularly interested in animal ecology and conservation biology. He is an associate professor at the Department of Ecology Faculty of the Biology University of Warsaw. He is also a member of the Committee of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology Polish Academy of Sciences and the Council for the Promotion of the Public Understanding of Science Polish Academy of Sciences.
Thursday, October 20, 7:00-7:35 (Zoom presentation)
David Backes, “The Challenge of the New Frontier” Fifty Years Later
In celebration of Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s 50th Anniversary, David Backes, Sigurd Olson’s biographer, will be discussing Sigurd Olson’s keynote speech dedicating the institute, on October 20, 1972. Register at: https://northland-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2nPRqapXTnS0PZQRFz5oVA
David Backes is the author of A Wilderness Within, the national award-winning 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 Riverfest Press.
Friday, October 21, 7:00-8:30,
Tom Gable, Voyageurs Wolf Project,
From Sigurd Olson to the Voyageurs Wolf Project: the past and future of wolf research in the Northwoods, Sentry Room, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College, Ashland, WI
Tom is the project lead for the Voyageurs Wolf Project. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and has been studying wolves in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem since 2014 when he started his Master’s at Northern Michigan University. Gable is particularly fascinated by wolf-beaver interactions and his graduate work was focused on trying to understand this predator-prey dynamic. During and after his Bachelor’s in Biology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, Gable worked as a wolf research technician in Grand Teton National Park and on the Minnesota Wolf and Deer Project in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). His time in the BWCAW fostered a deep appreciation and love for the iconic Northwoods of Minnesota.
Saturday, October 22, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, Wolf Ecology, Northland College, Ashland, WI
This workshop, instructed by Northland College Professor Dr. Erik Olson, Timber Wolf Alliance Chair Adrian Wydeven, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technician Sarah Boles – covers the basics of wolf ecology and management, including natural history, identification, monitoring techniques, wolf-human conflicts, predator-prey ecology, and wolf management. This workshop completes the first of two trainings for the DNR Volunteer Carnivore Tracker for winter wolf counts and the training for the TWA Speakers Bureau. Persons just wanting to learn more about wolves are also welcome. The $50 registration fee includes lunch. https://www.northland.edu/event/one-day-wolf-ecology/