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“The Big Bad Wolf; Or is It?” (February 25. 2021)

Wolves are perhaps the most controversial wildlife species in North America today, inspiring strong feelings both for and against. On Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm EST, the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition will livestream a presentation by Nancy Warren, one of the region’s leading advocates for wolves. Her talk, “The Big Bad Wolf; Or is It?” will cover the positive aspects of wolves, the recent ruling taking the species off the federal Endangered Species List, what that delisting means for wolves, and the pending lawsuits aiming to reverse the decision. She will feature many photos taken with her trail cameras on her property.

Warren’s passion for wolves began nearly 30 years ago when she learned there were a handful of wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She sought to improve human tolerance through education. Since that time she has volunteered her time giving wolf education programs at schools and for various organizations throughout northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the National Wolfwatcher Coalition, a nationwide all-volunteer organization. Warren previously held a seat on Wisconsin’s Wolf Stakeholders Committee and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wolf Roundtable, which was charged with developing the guiding principles for the Michigan Wolf Management Plan. She also served as a board member and past President of UPEC.

She lives in Ewen and has welcomed and adapted to having wolves and other wild animals frequent her property, which was placed under a conservation easement, insuring its protection for future generations.

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