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Wild Wolf of Voyageurs National Park by Tom Gable
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Free Webinar: Do Wolves Really Change Rivers?

Wolves are considered a premier example of how large predators can transform ecosystems, with some suggesting that wolves can literally change the course of rivers and streams through the process of trophic cascades. However, whether wolves change ecosystems as drastically as suggested has been increasingly questioned and criticized. In many boreal ecosystems, beavers dam up rivers and streams to create ponds and wetlands, and wolves frequently prey on these dam-building, pond-creating rodents. By studying wolf-beaver interactions in northern Minnesota, Tom Gable and the Voyageurs Wolf Project have demonstrated how wolves, by preying on beavers, alter wetland creation, and in turn, impact streams and rivers.

Join Tom Gable and the Wolf Conservation Center on November 12, 2020, at 6 p.m. EST for a look at how wolves are connected to wetland creation but, more importantly, how wolves are connected to all of the valuable ecological processes that occur from beaver-created wetlands (e.g., nutrient cycling, water storage, habitat for wildlife).

Registration is open -- reserve your spot today to join us at 6 p.m. eastern on November 12!

Sign up for the free webinar today!