CRI hosts Dec. 17 talk on wolves and mountain lions

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A natural resources presentation entitled “Wolves and Mountain Lions in Minnesota – Facts, Uncertainty and Fiction” is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation, an off-campus facility located at 3801 Bemidji Avenue North.

This Bemidji Area Natural Resources Continuing Education Consortium presentation is open to the public and free of charge.

Presenting will be John Erb, a wolf / furbearer biologist with the Department of Natural Resources Forest Wildlife Research Group, Grand Rapids.

Erb will present current information about the status, distribution and management of wolves in Minnesota, followed by a review of what natural resource professionals know about mountain lions in Minnesota and surrounding states.

The presentation is designed to be of interest to the general public, landowners, and hunters as well as natural resource professionals.

Erb has been employed with the DNR for 10 years, having spent seven of those years in his current position. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming.

The talk is part of an on-going series of Bemidji Area Natural Resources Continuing Education Consortium presentations, usually offered on the third Monday of each month. Groups helping organize the natural resources consortium include the BSU Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies; the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Norbord Minnesota; the Chippewa National Forest; Beltrami County; the Leech Lake Division of Resource Management; Ainsworth; and the Red Lake Reservation.

Individuals who wish to be added to a mailing list for the series or have questions should contact the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation at (218) 755-4900; toll free, (888) 738-3224; email, cri@bemidjistate.edu.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Dec. 17
- 3-4 p.m. – Natural resources presentation, “Wolves and Mountain Lions in Minnesota – Facts, Uncertainty and Fiction,” at Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation; 3801 Bemidji Ave. N, Bemidji. Cost: free. For information: (218) 755-4900; (888) 738-3244; http://www.cri-bsu.org.