The students of today will lead the charge tomorrow in the War On Wolves…

Hearing students of all ages from elementary, middle school, high school and university express their respect and admiration for wolves is hopeful. As an educator, when I hear a fifth grader say, “wolves are my favorite animal” I immediately respond in agreement with them. Yes wolves are my favorite animal too! "Education is the most … Continue reading The students of today will lead the charge tomorrow in the War On Wolves…

Action Alert! Anti-Wolf Riders in House Bill Funding Dept of Interior

Our politicians are once again using wolves as political pawns and resuming their seemingly relentless assault against them. On Wednesday a House Panel approved a bill funding the Department of Interior and the EPA. This bill contains 2 highly toxic riders which would undermine 40 years of recovery and jeopardize the future of wolves. The … Continue reading Action Alert! Anti-Wolf Riders in House Bill Funding Dept of Interior

Harassment of an endangered species in the north woods of Wisconsin began July first

Hunters using dogs in pursuit of bear in the norths woods of Wisconsin run their hounds right through wolf rendezvous sites (where wolf pups are kept).  Wolf pups are only about three months old when hunters begin running their dogs on bear. They run hounds through known wolf caution areas; even though WDNR sends out … Continue reading Harassment of an endangered species in the north woods of Wisconsin began July first

Changing Perceptions by Planting Seeds of Compassion

Changing the perceptions of people who have negative views of wolves begins with dialogue. If we want to change this negative to a positive perception we must open the dialogue, and engage, ask questions, and plant seeds – seeds of compassion that will grow into new perceptions of valuing the role wolves play in balancing … Continue reading Changing Perceptions by Planting Seeds of Compassion

Wildlife policy must move towards “do no harm” compassionate conservation ethics

I attended my first Winter Wolf Monitoring Meeting Thursday, June 8th in Wausau where the results were announced. Wisconsin's wolf population is up 6.8 percent from last year, 866 to 953. Most of the available seats were filled, with both pro-wolf and pro-hunting interests in attendance. The DNR biologist, David MacFarland, answered people’s questions thoroughly, … Continue reading Wildlife policy must move towards “do no harm” compassionate conservation ethics

Gray wolves living in Wisconsin’s northern forest captured in video

Video is of Echo Valley Wolf Pack published on February 21, 2017 - 45 minutes in length showing multiple members of the pack over a four hour period. Best clip https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6gdWGTtmCU&feature=youtu.be There were eight wolves visible in the YouTube Video from Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Photographs taken from video show that wolves are weary … Continue reading Gray wolves living in Wisconsin’s northern forest captured in video

Beth Phillips: The role wolves play on the health of our ecosystems far outweighs a few negative effects 

Photograph by Beth Phillips taken of the Lamar Canyon Pack while visiting Yellowstone National Park, March 2016 Opinion Editorial: The hauntingly beautiful howl of a wolf stirs something in my inner soul and leaves me wanting these creatures to remain forever in our wild places. But I fear wolves may soon become nothing more than … Continue reading Beth Phillips: The role wolves play on the health of our ecosystems far outweighs a few negative effects 

Foxlights a new tool for non lethal management of wolves in Wisconsin

Source: USDA Experiments With New Tool To Deter Wolves Foxlights Latest Method To Keep Wolves Away From Livestock Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 5:30pm By Danielle Kaeding  Wildlife officials in Wisconsin are experimenting with a new tool called Foxlights to help farmers and producers keep wolves away from livestock. They were invented by an Australian sheep farmer … Continue reading Foxlights a new tool for non lethal management of wolves in Wisconsin