Wolverine researcher to speak at KWNC

The Red Deer River Naturalists are pleased to host wolverine researcher, Mirjam Barrueto, to speak about these elusive wilderness wanderers

The Red Deer River Naturalists are pleased to host wolverine researcher, Mirjam Barrueto, to speak about these elusive wilderness wanderers at their meeting on November 28. The meeting will be held at Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer and begins at 7 p.m. There is no charge and all are welcome.

Wolverines are famous long distance runners, mountaineers and survival artists. They are adapted to solitude, long winters and sparse food. They have territories equal to those of grizzly bears, and they prefer to stay away from people. What kind of an animal is the wolverine? How do they fare in the busy, highly fragmented, highly developed southern part of their North American range? How can we help them survive the 21st century?

Mirjam Barrueto is a research associate working in partnership with Tony Clevenger of the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, the Miistakis Institute for the Rockies, and Parks Canada (Banff National Park). Her work is focusing on wildlife monitoring along the highway corridor in Banff National Park, specifically exploring the influence of wildlife crossing structures. As part of this project, Mirjam is involved with an assessment of the wolverine population in Banff, Yoho and Kootney National Parks. Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, Mirjam holds a master’s degree in zoology from the University of British Columbia.

For information contact Red Deer River Naturalists at 403-347-8200.


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