Tom Gable, a biologist who has conducted research on wolves in and around Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota for the past four years, will share his findings with Rainy Lake Conservancy members and the public at 2 p.m. on Aug. 12 at La Place Rendez-Vous here.
New technology has made it possible for researchers to follow and study the daily habits of wolves during the summer.
Gable will demonstrate how he and his colleagues have been able to get a glimpse of the “secret lives of wolves” by placing GPS collars on selected wolves.
He also will answer questions about these fascinating but elusive creatures.
Dr. Wayne Jenkinson, senior engineering advisor with the International Joint Commission in Ottawa, will follow with a presentation on Rainy Lake water levels and dam operations.
He also will be available to answer questions from the audience.
Leading up to and after the presentations, Tony Elders of the Rainy River District Stewardship Council will offer an interactive exploration of the “Fort Frances Tree Map: A Guided Tour of Local Trees.”
While supplies last, budding tree enthusiasts and tree experts alike can pick up physical copies of the map for free.
The Rainy Lake Conservancy is a proud sponsor of this fun, visual representation of some of the most interesting native trees in Fort Frances.
The map takes participants on a leisurely four-km walk through the town, where they can stop and observe mapped and labelled trees.
Also before the presentations, all our welcome to a 15-minute business meeting.
Conservancy members will vote for board of director candidates and hear what the group is doing to support area conservation efforts.
A membership table also will be set up for those interested in joining or donating to the Rainy Lake Conservancy.