The next Science On Tap will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Minocqua Brewing Company. The speaker is Dr. David MacFarland, Carnivore Staff Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. His presentation is entitled Carnivores in the Northwoods: Cougars, Bears and Wolves as Neighbors.
Wolves are fully state-managed for the first time in decades; bear populations are thriving; and the elusive cougars are returning after a long hiatus. Collectively, these events make this a most interesting time in Wisconsin’s history of large carnivore management. MacFarland will report on the status of the large carnivore populations. And, he will share some insights on how the decisions we make today will lay the foundation for carnivore management in the future. So come on out, have a beer and join the conversation.
Can’t make it to Minocqua? Science On Tap is available on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Just click the Watch Science On Tap live button at www.scienceontapminocqua.org and be part of the virtual discussion.
Science on Tap-Minocqua is a partnership among the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Trout Lake Station and Kemp Natural Resources Station, together with the Lakeland Badger Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, the Minocqua Public Library and the Minocqua Brewing Company.
Funding for Science on Tap-Minocqua is provided by the UW-Madison Speakers Bureau–Office of University Relations and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.