Trail cam: Lazy Otter
Trail cam: Raccoon playing in water
Trail cam: den and fox family
Trail cam: fox and cubs
Trail cam: bobcat
Forestry Club teaches first graders how to measure trees.
Workers proceed with a Spring controlled burn.
Tree core reveals tree age to aid in management decisions - Wisconsin
Forestry Club students and Smokey Bear teaching first graders about Forestry - Wisconsin
Learning proper tree-climbing techniques - Wisconsin
Blanding's turtle
Birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) conks on paper birch in northern Wisconsin
Wild turkey research - Wisconsin
Students collect forest stand data for management plan - Wisconsin
Students learning field techniques during wildlife ecology summer camp - Wisconsin
White-tailed deer fawn - Wisconsin
Pine seedling – Woodruff Wisconsin

Department Mission and History

The mission of the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology is to provide science-based research, instruction, and extension that supports forest and wildlife conservation and management in an ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable fashion.



  • Fri, 10/16/2015
    Wisconsin Ecology Symposium Oct. 13th & 14th
  • Fri, 10/23/2015
    Lights, camera, science: using digital media and culture to excite Native youth about science
  • Fri, 10/30/2015
    Climate-induced changes to snow-cover regimes and the impact on free-living arctic ground squirrels
  • Fri, 11/06/2015

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