UW-Madison ENVIRST 260 - Wolf Management and Public Attitudes in Wisconsin (5 pages)

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Wolf Management and Public Attitudes in Wisconsin

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This lecture note covers the presentation given by the guest lecturer on wolves in Wisconsin. It discusses conservation of large carnivores in general, as well as history of wolves, wolf management and human perceptions and conflicts of wolves in Wisconsin of. Finally it gives an in depth summary of the lecturer's research and findings.


Lecture number:
24
Pages:
5
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Course:
Envirst 260 - Introductory Ecology
Edition:
1

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ENVIR ST 260 1st Edition Lecture 24 Outline of Last Lecture I Housekeeping and News II Ecological Impacts of Mining Outline of Current Lecture I Conservation of Large Carnivores II History of wolves and management in Wisconsin III Human wolf conflict and perceptions IV Does a public harvest increase tolerance of wolves Current Lecture Conservation of Large Carnivores Ecological importance trophic regulation habitat restoration wolves They have top down effects in trophic regulation A whole scale of effects can occur when a large carnivore is removed They re essential for healthy functioning ecosystems Globally threatened by human caused mortality and habitat loss Can be incidental accidents or intentional poaching Conflicts in a human dominated landscape Conservation Reduce conflict Maintain sustainable population Improve attitudes increase tolerance Human tolerance and coexistence are fundamental to large carnivore conservation Human Carnivore Conflict Resolution Carnivore Management Mitigation Wildlife Value Carnivore Damage Attitude towards Large Carnivores Behavior towards Large Carnivores These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute History of Wolves and Management in Wisconsin Bounties and Protection 1839 1957 Euro American culture predators are varmints nature for human benefit maximum efficiency and sustained yield of resources 1960 wolves considered extirpated in WI 1960 early 1970 s no evidence of functioning packs 1967 gray wolves in Great Lakes region listed as endangered first endangered species listUSFWS 1975 WDNR State listing of gray wolves endangered 1975 Recolonization 5 packs detected 1979 1978 all gray wolves in contiguous USA listed as endangered except in MN threatened Recovery in Wisconsin Factors that allowed wolves to recolonize are restoration of habitat uptake and abundance of prey species and federal protection Wolf Legislation 1979



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