Carnivore Track Training and Wolf Ecology classes will be offered at Rhinelander DNR office
Wisconsin's wolf monitoring program relies upon volunteers from around the state who help track animals each winter, and people interested in playing a key role in wildlife management are encouraged to sign up for one of a number of classes offered statewide. Carnivore tracking classes focus on learning to identify the tracks of medium- to large-size carnivores that inhabit Wisconsin, as well as a few other common mammals. Wolf ecology and management classes cover the history of wolves in Wisconsin, their biology and ecology, how DNR monitors the population, and state management and research. Completion of both classes is required to participate in the wolf monitoring program as a volunteer carnivore tracker. Department of Natural Resources biologists will offer the Carnivore Track Training class on November 11th, and the Wolf Ecology class on November 12th at the Rhinelander DNR office at 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander. Both classes will run from 9-3 and are free to attend.