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UW-Stevens Point offers a course called "Living with Wildlife," designed for students across the UW-Stevens Point campus who want to learn more about wildlife. The course introduces students to wildlife appreciation, human uses, human impacts, and co-existing with wildlife. 

The Wisconsin Center for Wildlife hosts the Living With Wildlife Seminar Series through this course. These seminars are free and open to the public. Seminars from the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are available to watch below!

All seminars are on Tuesdays 4 - 5 pm in TNR 170
UW-Stevens Point Campus
unless otherwise noted

 Click HERE to join us LIVE on Tuesday, Nov 23 at 4 PM!

November 2, 2021

Habitat for Wetland Wildlife -
A World of Change


Chief - Bird and Habitat Division
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Watch recordings from the spring 2021 series here:


"Save me from the Lion's Mouth"
Our Efforts to Promote
Human-Wildlife Coexistence in Southern Africa.


and Doulas R. Stephens Endowed Chair in Wildlife
Wisconsin Center for Wildlife

Managing Grassland Habitat and Student Success
at the Buena Vista Wildlife Area


Wildlife Major and 
Adopt-A-Wildlife-Area Project Leader
Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society
UW-Stevens Point


Watch Recordings from our Fall 2020 Series Here:

Weaving Together Culture and Science: How Can We Make Our Connections Better?


The first in the Fall 2020 Living with Wildlife Seminar Series, Cathy Techtmann discusses the Gikinoo'wizhiwe Onji Waaban (Guiding for Tomorrow) or "G-WOW" Changing Climate, Changing Culture Initiative which she developed and directs in partnership with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, the US Forest Service, and the National Park Service. Cathy Techtmann is a Professor of Community Resource Development and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Environmental Outreach State Specialist.

Green Fire - Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time


The third presentation of the Living with Wildlife Seminar Series featured Curt Meine, Senior Fellow of the Aldo Leopold Foundation discusses his role in consulting for the award-winning documentary, "Green Fire- Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time".

November 23, 2021

Black Bears: A Wildlife Success Story...
but Now What? 


Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

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Watch recordings from the spring 2021 series here:


The Northern American Model of Wildlife Conservation:
Origins, Meaning, and Purpose



Former (retired) Chief of USGS Fisheries and Wildlife Cooperative Units
Co-architect of NAMWC

Living with Wolves in Wisconsin:
From Endangered Species to Hunted Game


Chair of the Advisory Council

Timber Wolf Alliance 
Northland College

Watch Recordings from our Fall 2020 Series Here:

Wisconsin Elk Reintroduction and Management


Enjoy this recording of the second seminar in the Fall 2020 Living with Wildlife Seminar Series! This seminar features Shanell Budleski, LTE Wildlife Biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Shanell discussed the history of elk reintroduction in Wisconsin, focusing primarily on the newest herd established in Jackson County, Wisconsin. She shared some of the successes, challenges, and issues surrounding elk reintroduction and management in the area. This seminar series is hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Wildlife (WCW) in the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point.

The Role of Mercury in the Health of Wildlife, Humans, and the Ecosystem


The last presentation of the Living with Wildlife Seminar Series featured information about wildlife heath. Marie Perkins, Ph.D. presents a discussion of how mercury in the environment impacts ecosystems at all levels. Dr. Perkins is the newest member of the UW-Stevens Point wildlife faculty. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of toxicants and pollutants on wildlife.