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UW-Stevens Point offers a course called "Living with Wildlife," designed for students across the UW-Stevens Point campus who want to learn more about wildlife. The course introduces students to wildlife appreciation, human uses, human impacts, and co-existing with wildlife. 

The Wisconsin Center for Wildlife hosts the Living With Wildlife Seminar Series through this course. These seminars are free and open to the public. Seminars from the Fall of 2020 are available to watch below!

All seminars are on Tuesdays at 4 PM Via Zoom!

March 9, 2021

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"Save me from the Lion's Mouth"
Our Efforts to Promote
Human-Wildlife Coexistence in Southern Africa.

Featuring:
Scott Hygnstrom with Collar

Director 
and Doulas R. Stephens Endowed Chair in Wildlife
Wisconsin Center for Wildlife


April 6, 2021

Managing Grassland Habitat and Student Success
at the Buena Vista Wildlife Area

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Wildlife Major and 
Adopt-A-Wildlife-Area Project Leader
Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society
UW-Stevens Point

 

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Weaving Together Culture and Science: How Can We Make Our Connections Better?

 


The first in the Fall 2020 Living with Wildlife Seminar Series, Cathy Techtmann discusses the Gikinoo'wizhiwe Onji Waaban (Guiding for Tomorrow) or "G-WOW" Changing Climate, Changing Culture Initiative which she developed and directs in partnership with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, the US Forest Service, and the National Park Service. Cathy Techtmann is a Professor of Community Resource Development and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Environmental Outreach State Specialist.


Green Fire - Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

 

The third presenation of the Living with Wildlife Seminar Series featured Curt Meine, Senior Fellow of the Aldo Leopold Foundation discusses his role in consulting for the award-winning documentary, "Green Fire- Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time".


March 16, 2021

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The Northern American Model of Wildlife Conservation:
Origins, Meaning, and Purpose

Featuring:

Dr. John Organ LWW

Former (retired) Cheif of USGS Fisheries and Wildlife Cooperative Units
Co-architect of NAMWC

April 27, 2021

Living with Wolves in Wisconsin:
From Endangered Species to Hunted Game

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Chair of the Advisory Council
Timber Wolf Alliance 
Northland College


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Wisconsin Elk Reintroduction and Management

 


Enjoy this recording of the second seminar in the Fall 2020 Living with Wildlife Seminar Series! This seminar features Shanell Budleski, LTE Wildlife Biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Shanell discussed the history of elk reintroduction in Wisconsin, focusing primarily on the newest herd established in Jackson County, Wisconsin. She shared some of the successes, challenges, and issues surrounding elk reintroduction and management in the area. This seminar series is hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Wildlife (WCW) in the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point.


The Role of Mercury in the Health of Wildlife, Humans, and the Ecosystem

 

The last presentation of the Living with Wildlife Seminar Series featured information about wildlife heath. Marie Perkins, Ph.D. presents a discussion of how mercury in the environment impacts ecosystems at all levels. Dr. Perkins is the newest member of the UW-Stevens Point wildlife faculty. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of toxicants and pollutants on wildlife.