MARQUETTE –Northern Michigan University will host “Biology and the Management of Wolves in Michigan” at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Mead Auditorium. The event is part of the biology seminar series at NMU.
Dean Beyer, a wildlife research biologist from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, will present. It is believed that wolves were once present in all 83 counties in Michigan, but by the 20th century, they were hardly seen.
By 1910, they had disappeared from the Lower Peninsula, and were scarce in the Upper Peninsula as well when the state-paid bounty on wolves was repealed in 1960. They were granted full protection under Michigan law in 1965, but did not make a comeback to the state until the 1990s. The current wolf population is estimated to be about 361, and is expected to grow. Beyer will discuss management of these animals and related topics.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brent Graves at 227-2218.