Tag Archives: wildlife

Bill Proposed to Change Regulation on Wisconsin State Wetlands

A bill has been proposed which could make it easier to develop state wetlands in Wisconsin. If passed, Assembly Bill 547 would remove permitting requirements for wetlands which are not federally protected. Typically, only wetlands next to navigable waters are under federal protection leaving isolated wetlands and ephemeral or seasonal wetlands under state jurisdiction. According to the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, ... Read More »

Katie Youngberg Joins CNR Advising Program

This semester, the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point welcomed a new face to their advising team. Katie Youngberg, a UWSP alumna, recently became an advisor for the CNR, where she has begun to help students on the path to achieving their academic and career goals. Youngberg is a recent graduate of the wildlife ecology program ... Read More »

Hunters Should Be on High Alert for CWD

A University of Wisconsin-Madison veterinarian has advised hunters to get their harvested deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. Currently, Portage County has positive cases of CWD for both wild and captive habitats, increasing the need for hunters to be aware of the disease. While it is still in the peer-review process, a Canadian abstract study found that some primates have ... Read More »

Student Diets Could Support Deforestation on Other Side of Globe

Chocolate, granola bars, shampoo and detergent are all seemingly harmless products which often contain palm oil, an ingredient that leads to deforestation and destruction of critical wildlife habitat in Asia. Student diets may be contributing to deforestation, since many packaged foods sold at the convenience dining locations on campus contain palm oil. Few realize that their food choices fuel the ... Read More »

Prospective Border Wall Threatens Endangered Wildlife

In January, the heavily debated border wall got one step closer to becoming a reality when President Trump signed an executive order for its immediate construction. The economic and social implications of the wall inflamed disputes from the beginning of Trump’s campaign, but little publicity has been given to its effect on the border region’s wildlife. Shawn Crimmins, professor of ... Read More »

Donation Enrichs Wildlife Ecology Program

Gerald and Helen Stephens graciously donated $1 million to create an endowed professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Christine Thomas, dean of the College of Natural Resources, suggested that the endowed professorship be given to wildlife ecology assistant professor, Jason Riddle. The Stephens’ son was a former wildlife ecology student at the university and had unexpectedly passed away less ... Read More »

Natural Resource Students Begin Summer Job Search

Graduate jobs for students pursuing careers in natural resources are particularly in demand as resource managers plan to hire seasonal employees for summer. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is regarded as one of the best undergraduate natural resource colleges in the country and has a reputation of producing top-notch students equipped with field skills. Dr. Melinda Vokoun, an assistant professor of forestry, ... Read More »