Winchester program on cougars, wolves
Eric Anderson will present “It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs: Cougars and Wolves in Wisconsin” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
The free program is sponsored by Winchester Academy.
Carnivores, especially large ones like cougars and wolves, live at the center of concern and controversy in Wisconsin.
Cougars appear to be coming back, and their presence is stirring up opinions about whether they belong in Wisconsin. Like the wolf, the cougar is seen by some as a threat to livestock, deer and people. Others seem delighted to think that Wisconsin’s wild landscape might once again sustain these animals.
Anderson’s presentation will focus on what the current situation is with wolves and cougars in the state. What are the impacts of having them around? What does the future hold for them?
In addition, Anderson will offer some advice on what people should do if they encounter one.
Anderson is emeritus professor of wildlife ecology at UW-Stevens Point. He recently retired after 30 years of teaching and researching.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and both his master’s and doctoral degrees from Colorado State University.
An avid traveler, Anderson has also led university trips to Europe, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. In 2016 he received the Wisconsin Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the Wildlife Society “in recognition of exceptional contributions to the conservation of Wisconsin wildlife.”
Winchester Academy is funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations.
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