Cancelled: A Howling Comeback: Isle Royale Wolves

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020,
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Dana Building, Room 1040

Top scientists talk wolf restoration at Isle Royale National Park.

About this Event
Today there are 15 wolves at Isle Royale National Park, up from two just a year ago that were incapable of breeding or keeping the island’s growing moose population in check. Thanks to the National Park Service’s bold plan to introduce 20-30 wolves to the park over the next several years, Isle Royale’s wolves are making a huge comeback. But what does a successful ecosystem look like at Isle Royale?

NPCA and the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability will host a panel discussion with the experts leading this remarkable recovery effort. Fresh from the annual winter study on the island, researchers will share insights about how the wolves are adapting to their new home and their impact on the park landscape. The panelists will also discuss their work to bring new wolves to the island from the region, including Michigan, and what successful wildlife management at Isle Royale will look like in the years to come.

Panelists include: Mark Romanski, National Park Service; Dr. Rolf Peterson, Michigan Technological University; Dr. Jerry Belant, State University of New York; Kirk Acharya, University of Michigan.

Join us, you don't want to miss it!

You can read more about Isle Royale's new wolves here.