Wisconsin’s gray wolves have rebounded from a handful of individuals in the 1980s to more than 800 today. The obvious driver of this population growth is that more wolves have to enter Wisconsin through birth and immigration than leave Wisconsin through death and emigration. Though it begins with this simple story, there are fascinating twists and turns along the way. Wisconsin’s wolves had to overcome a lot to grow into the population they have reached today.
Learn more from UW-Madison graduate student Jennifer Stenglein on Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at Kemp Natural Resources Station in Woodruff as she discusses her research on wolf population dynamics. In particular, she will share some ideas about why wolves took so many years to exceed endangered status, and how wolf survival and causes of wolf mortality have varied over time and across Wisconsin.
To register, contact Karla at (715) 358-5667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.