Science On Tap: Wisconsin’s Large Carnivore Community (livestream)
May 03, 2018 06:30
May 03, 2018 07:30
Join us for a conversation about the future and management of our large carnivores.
About Scott Walter Ph.D. Scott is the Wisconsin DNR's new large carnivore specialist who oversees 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.
More about the program: "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."