Behind the Scenes Summer Series… “Wolves – Current Issues for State Management”June 6, 2013
Throughout the summer the Refuge is offering a series of programs which focus on research and other interesting topics which are taking place near or on the refuge. The series “Behind the Scenes… Science and other Stories from Seney National Wildlife Refuge” will help you better understand the world around you. Join us at the Refuge Visitor Center on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 pm for a presentation titled “Wolves - Current Issues for State Management”.
Management authority of the Western Great Lakes wolf population was returned to the State DNR after their removal from the Endangered Species List. While, the US Fish and Wildlife Service continues to monitor this population, as required under the Endangered Species Act, the Michigan DNR now deals with the day to day management. Brian Roell, DNR biologist, will use this evening presentation to talk about current wolf populations and management issues in the Upper Peninsula, including implementation of the 2008 wolf management plan and recommendations to the Natural Resources Commission regarding public harvest.
Presenter: Brian Roell, Wildlife Biologist, Michigan DNR
Behind the Scenes… Science and other Stories from Seney National Wildlife Refuge
This presentation series is focused on, but not limited to, applied research in and around Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Our aim in providing these presentations is to educate our volunteers, staff and the public about the sort of projects are occurring on refuge lands; provide information on how science is used to make management decisions; increase the understanding of the ecosystems in the eastern Upper Peninsula; provide information on natural resources and natural resource management.
Presentations will occur once
per month in the Refuge Visitor Center. Typically we will have
two presentations per evening. The first presentation will
start at 7:00 pm and if there is a second presentation it will start at 7:40
Presentations for the 2013 series include:June 6:Wolves - Current Issues for State Management July 18:Cooperative Weed Management Filming Trumpeter Swans August 15:A Comparison of Current and Pre-settlement Jack Pine-dominated Ecosystems in Northern Lower Michigan.What can DNA tell us about Seney Loons?September 12:What’s In the Air? Wetland Restoration Effects on Hydrology, Water Chemistry, and Gas Flux in Seney National Wildlife Refuge