Science on Tap

Science on Tap — Minocqua
Minocqua Brewing Company
Wednesday, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ May 2nd, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

Wisconsin’s Large Carnivore Community  

Scott Walter Ph.D., is the Wisconsin DNR’s new large carnivore specialist. Scott will oversee the development and coordination of wolf, bear and cougar management within Wisconsin.

He is coming to this position from the Ruffed Grouse Society, where he served as the Director of Conservation Programs. In his former position, he worked with staff members, DNR  personnel and the public to develop and apply a variety of programs and projects.

Prior to working with the Ruffed Grouse Society, Scott held the upland Wildlife Ecologist and Farm Bill coordinator positions at DNR from 2011-2015. Walter has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Beloit College and a master’s degree and doctorate in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“As a Wisconsin native, I’ve always appreciated the diversity of our wildlife community and been   particularly fascinated by the many biological and social issues surrounding large carnivores,” said Walter. “Certainly, there is a lot of public interest in wolves and bears in the state, and I very much look forward to engaging with our committed partners and the public as we explore opportunities and address challenges related to the management of these important species.”

Join us for a conversation about the future and management of our large carnivores.

Science on Tap – Minocqua is also streamed live each month at The Minocqua Public Library & Eagle River Library.

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Science on Tap – Minocqua is a partnership among the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Trout Lake Station and Kemp Natural Resources Station, as well as the Wisconsin Alumni Association: Lakeland Badger Chapter and the Minocqua Public Library.

Funding for Science on Tap — Minocqua is provided by:   a grant from the Brittingham Fund to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.