Apr 24, 2012

Wolf program

Take a walk on the wild side with Minnesota DNR Large Carnivore Specialist Dan Stark when he presents “Minnesota Wolf Recovery” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 1 in Room E203 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. The presentation is part of the Center for Lifelong Learning’s 2011-2012 speaker series. In January of 2007, wolves were removed from the threatened list of the Endangered Species Act. Stark will review the history, management, and population status of wolves in Minnesota, as well as information regarding current status and development of a possible wolf season in fall of 2012. Stark is the Large Carnivore Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, and works as the state’s wolf specialist in overseeing the transition of wolf management from the federal government to the Minnesota DNR and implementing the State wolf management plan. Stark also works on bear season and policy issues for the DNR. A Minnesota native who grew up in central Minnesota, Stark has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Saint Cloud State University and completed graduate work at the University of Arizona. Cost to attend this event is $5 for non-members or free for those with a Center for Lifelong Learning membership. Pre-registration is recommended and can be made by calling Bev at 218-855-8118. For information on the Center For Lifelong Learning, visit www.clcmn.edu/lifelonglearning.