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Wolf Population at Isle Royale Is subject of Forum at University of Minnesota

June 4, 2013Patrick NunnallyProgram & AnnouncementsComments Off on Wolf Population at Isle Royale Is subject of Forum at University of Minnesota

Our work at the University is often about providing space, a forum, if you will, for exchange of complex (and/or controversial) ideas.  Given that the campus is largely within the boundaries of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, we have an ongoing interest in natural systems and the ways they respond to long-term developments such as a changing climate.

We offer you, then, a notice of a discussion to take place on the University’s campus in a couple of weeks, put together by the National Parks Conservation Association:

NPCA invites you to attend a Public Forum on Thursday, June 20th, 7-9 p.m. at the Cowles Auditorium (Humphrey Center)* entitled: The Disappearance of Isle Royale’s Wolves: How Should We Respond? Speakers include the park Superintendent Phyllis Green, and panelists include Dr. Rolf Peterson and Dr. David L. Mech, among others.

The wolf population at Isle Royale National Park has been dwindling the last few years, and the National Park Service plans to make a decision this fall in response to the possible extirpation of the wolves on the island. In anticipation of that, NPCA and Northland/SOEI are holding a public forum to discuss the causes behind why the population is dwindling, including climate change and disease, and what the potential responses are, including intervention and non-intervention. Please join us at the Cowles Auditorium on June 20th, 2013, 7-9 p.m. RSVPs requested – by email at

For more information on the forum, including a full list of speakers and panelists, please visit:

Please feel free to circulate information about this forum.


*DISCLAIMER: The University of Minnesota is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by National Parks Conservation Association on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between the University of Minnesota and National Parks Conservation Association is solely that of licensor and licensee.

Christine R. Goepfert
Upper Midwest Program Manager
National Parks Conservation Association
546 Rice Street, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103
(612) 270-8564 (office)
(651) 290-0167 (fax)

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