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Elk in Wisconsin: A History
Anna Brose & Ron Eckstein will trace the story of Elk before European Settlement, to an attempt at restoration in 1913-1917 in Vilas County, to current successes in Northern and Western Wisconsin.

Oct 6, 2020 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Anna Brose
@Universtiy of Wisconsin
Anna Brose is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison under Dr. Tim Van Deelen. Prior to starting her Master’s degree in 2019, Anna worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) as the Assistant Deer and Elk Ecologist in Madison. Growing up hunting, fishing, and exploring in Alaska, Anna knew from a young age that she wanted to work with wildlife, and consequently began working for the National Park Service research division as a high schooler. Since then, she has worked for various state and federal agencies including the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Isle Royale, Voyagers, and Yellowstone National Parks. She completed her Bachelor’s in Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. At UW – Madison Anna studies elk habitat selection in Wisconsin in partnership with the WDNR. Anna lives in Columbia County with her husband and dogs.
Ron Eckstein
@Wisconsin's Green Fire
Ron Eckstein chairs the Forestry Work Group of Wisconsin's Green Fire. Ron retired from WDNR after 36 years as Wildlife Biologist at Rhinelander. He has worked on forest habitat issues including biodiversity, early successional forests, and old growth forests and specialized in eagle and osprey recovery as well as wild rice conservation. EDUCATION: Ron earned his B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison. PERSONAL: Ron continues to volunteer with WDNR on eagle/osprey and amphibian surveys. He serves on the board of the Northwoods Land Trust, chairs the Wisconsin Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Forest Issues Committee; works on forest habitat issues with Partners in Forestry and the Forest Steward’s Guild, and is a member of DNR’s Silviculture Guidance Team.