New Wisconsin Wolf Management (Draft) Plan is Seeking Public Comments

The WDNR Wolf Management Plan was just released and is up for public comment through January 10, 2023.  It's recommended to "invest time reading the draft plan"  before completing the survey. “The proposed draft Wolf Management Plan reflects the detailed and significant work done by DNR staff to ensure the health and stability of Wisconsin’s wolf …

Tracking Wisconsin’s Elusive Gray Wolf

 by Rachel Tilseth, First published in Silent Sports Magazine's April 2022 issue and reprinted with permission.   Every winter, wolf trackers span out across Wisconsin's northern and central forests to count wolves. As soon as the snow flies, they are on the elusive gray wolf (Canis lupus) trail, sometimes called Timber Wolf. Gray wolves are …

Best of Wolf & Wildlife Films of 2022

We recommend you watch the following films.  Over the last decade or so films that bring to light the plights of iconic predators such as gray wolves and grizzlies have been produced.  We present to you the following films.   The Beast of Our Time  The film, which features conversations with celebrated authors such as …

People & Wolves a Story in the Making.

Wolf recovery is a never-ending story full of political intrigue.  In the 24 years since becoming involved in Wisconsin's wolf recovery, I've seen it all. When I became a volunteer Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Winter wolf tracker in the year 2000, there were just 66 wolf packs. I was assigned a wolf tracking block …

Wolf Awareness Week

October 16-22, 2022, Presented by Timber Wolf Alliance (TWA), Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College PRESS RELEASE: 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 …

People & Wolves Captures Interviews During Fall Color

I wanted to film interviews during the height of fall color and we did it!  We arrived at Adrian Wydvens's house at 11:45 AM on Saturday, October 1, 2022, for an interview about the latest news on Wisconsin wolf population numbers that were just announced this week.  Then we headed out to Peter David's cabin …

Opinion Editorial: A Machiavellian world where nothing is off-limits.

I witnessed the posting by a parent and an animal welfare group on social media of a child holding the sexual organs of a dead black bear hanging from a tree and it was infuriating. In no way should a child be subjected to this abuse. Was either side thinking of the welfare of the …

Film project examines how people & wolves are learning to coexist.

Photo credit Voyageurs Wolf Project.Why use the title "People & Wolves"? I believe people have been connected with this iconic canine since the beginning of time; either with the wild wolf or through domesticating him/her to become our best friend. There has always been a connection between us two species. I want the viewer to …

People & Wolves on location in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Behind the scenes... The film tells the story of Wisconsin's gray wolves, the controversies surrounding them, and how people are learning to coexist as these native predators are again fulfilling their ecological role after returning to the state about 45 years ago.   “Wolves Mired in Political Intrigue” ™ With an appearance by Dr. Jane Goodall, …

Wolf Documentary focusses on the complex issues surrounding wolf management in Wisconsin.

Film Project: People & Wolves ™ “Wolves Mired in Political Intrigue” ™ The film tells the story of Wisconsin’s gray wolves, the controversies surrounding them, and how people are learning to coexist as these native predators are again fulfilling their ecological role after returning to the state about 45 years ago. ™ With an appearance …

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