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Treehaven offers weekend workshop with Timber Wolf Network

For the Metro Wire

Spend the weekend of Jan. 26-27 studying and tracking wolves with professionals and members of the Timber Wolf Information Network (TWIN) at Treehaven, a field station of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Located near Tomahawk, Treehaven offers participants classroom and field experiences as well as overnight lodging and meals. Aimed at students, teachers and wolf enthusiasts age 18 and older, TWIN’s award-winning workshops feature lectures by wolf biologists and other experts.

Educators will discuss and demonstrate wolf biology, behavior and taxonomy, along with analyses of the effects of wolf predation and depredation. It will also include discussion of the human attitudes and actions that have shaped modern-day management of wolves as well as a wolf-tracking trip to see field survey techniques and explore how wolves use the winter landscape.

The workshop costs $135, which includes instruction, four meals and a shared, two-person room (or $175 for a private room). An $85 commuter package includes the workshop and three meals. Eight $35 scholarships are available for UW-Stevens Point students or secondary teachers.

Register by Friday, Jan. 18, by calling 715-453-4106 or at www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/treehaven/Pages/TreehavenEvents.aspx. For scholarship information, contact Brian Gibbs at brian.gibbs@uwsp.edu.

Treehaven is a 1,400-acre natural resources education, conference and research center located in the Northwoods between Tomahawk and Rhinelander, 15 minutes off I-39. It is operated by the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources and serves as a location for workshop and training sessions for 20-80 people. In addition to technology-equipped classrooms, lodging and food service facilities, Treehaven offers miles of hiking trails, groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trails and panoramic views.

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