MRVAC’s September 22 program will be our first-ever joint in-person and streamed meeting, resuming our in-person meetings after the pandemic.

Thomas Gable, with the Voyageurs Wolf Project, will address a gap in understanding wolf ecology.  “Understanding the Secret Lives of Wolves in the Northwoods” looks at what do wolves do during summer in forested ecosystems? This question has remained elusive despite decades of research. With the help of advanced GPS-tracking technology and remote video cameras, the project has been able to get an unprecedented look at the summer wolf ecology, revealing new wolf hunting behavior and showing how variable wolf summer diets are. Come learn about the complex and fascinating lives of these elusive wolves in the north woods.

Join us in person at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, to socialize over cookies. A brief business meeting followed by the featured presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting will conclude by 9 p.m.  The MVNWR Bloomington Visitor Center is located at 3815 American Boulevard East in Bloomington.  By car, take I-494 to 34th Avenue and go south to American Boulevard. Turn east (left) and go two blocks. The center is on the right. It is accessible after a short walk from the METRO Blue Line (Hiawatha Light Rail) at American Blvd. Enter at the middle door (not the main entrance). MRVAC meetings are free and open to the public.

This meeting (starting at 7:30 p.m.) will also be available by Zoom (limited to first 100 participants). To Join by Zoom click on this link:
Meeting ID: 758 0913 5166
Passcode: cBt2Re

We are also planning on having a recording of this meeting available on our website a few days later.