Aldo Leopold Audubon announces American Marten: Wisconsin’s Only Endangered Mammal
For the Gazette
Submitted by Sue Hall, Aldo Leopold Audubon Society
STEVENS POINT — Why did the American Marten get on the “Endangered List of Wisconsin” and how is our state helping this curious, nocturnal, tree climber extraordinaire? We are pleased to have Jonathan Gilbert as Aldo Leopold Audubon’s speaker on Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 1519 Water Street, to discuss the research and what is being done to solve this dilemma.
Gilbert is director of the Biological Services Division, GLIFWC, who oversees 18 professional scientists involved in research and management work in fields ranging from inland and Great Lakes fishing, wildlife, hunting and trapping, forestry, climate change and mining.
Gilbert has been a Wildlife Section Leader of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission where he was responsible for the population ecology of deer, bears and furbearers. He began his research on American Martens in 1992 and has been actively involved in marten research ever since.
He received his BA in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania; his MS in Fish and Wildlife from Michigan State University and his PhD in Wildlife Ecology from UW-Madison where he did his research on competition between fishers and bobcats in Wisconsin.
He has also been in the US Peace Corps in the Fiji Islands as a science and math teacher and the Ivory Coast in West Africa for three years with the National Park System.
Jon and his wife, Judy have two children and two grandchildren, and they are also avid dog sledders with a kennel of 18 Siberian huskies.
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Aldo Leopold Audubon programs are free and open to the public.