Dec 16, 2014

Rolf Peterson Research Professor   BIO

Animal Elements of Keweenaw and Isle Royale

Location:  Carnegie Museum Community Room,  Downtown Houghton

Times:   6:30 pm: Refreshments and introductions   7-8 pm:  Seminar and Discussion

In the 19th and 20th centuries many wild animal species in the Keweenaw, along with the forest, were wiped out or reduced by unregulated harvest and widespread fire.  Protective game regulations and regrowth of the forest allowed some species to recover, a process that continues today.   Isle Royale was affected by the same influences, to various degrees.  Peterson will review the status of prominent and obscure species of wild animals, including many that are presently experiencing rapid change.