Resilience and Recovery – The Return of Wolves with OLLI-UO

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Learn more about the charismatic and controversial wolf with OLLI-UO

You can attend this program online or in person. To take part online, register here

Wolves are some of the world’s most charismatic and controversial animals. Intelligent and adaptable, they hunt and live in close-knit packs, sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles. Once exterminated throughout most of the contiguous US, wolves have made a comeback in recent decades. This presentation will cover wolf social ecology, behavior, feeding habits, and the conservation and management of wolves.

Aaron Bott is the regional wolf biologist for Central Oregon, employed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Additionally, Aaron is a doctoral student at Utah State University studying wolves across the American West – predicting wolf behavioral patterns and testing novel non-lethal predator deterrents. Aaron began working with wolves in Yellowstone National Park as a master’s student at USU, eventually serving as the Wolf Project lead of a multi-year field study monitoring wolf spatial persistence and reproduction in the interior of the national park.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon (OLLI-UO) in Central Oregon invites community members to participate in our First Friday Talks in partnership with the Deschutes Public Library. OLLI-UO is an intellectual and social community of engaged adult learners, connecting members to university faculty and professionals in respective fields. A six-month or yearlong membership allows participation in a variety of lectures, courses, peer-led study and discussion groups, educational tours, field trips, and social events.

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