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August 12, 2015

CLCF Executive Director to speak at Land Ethic Conference

AL&tree_duo_smOur Executive Director, Robert (Bob) Boucher, has been invited to be a speaker at the 2015 Building a Land Ethic Conference to be held at the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo August 12-15.  He will be addressing the issue of “Wildlife Management and Structure in Wisconsin”.  This presentation looks at wolves and beavers and how they effect the structure of wildlife in Wisconsin. Both species are keystone species that can have significant landscape impacts on habitat structure. Natural resource decisions regarding the “harvest” of these species has significant impacts on the landscape and the resulting biodiversity. This presentation, using wildlife population data generated by the WDNR and other federal agencies, looks at the expansive view of land that Leopold had versus the current policies and ethics practiced in Wisconsin.  For more on the conference, visit the website HERE.