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Wildlife Handling & Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals in MT cancelled

DUE TO THE COVID-19 health crisis, Wolf Haven will no longer host this course at our satellite sanctuary in Montana. Stay tuned for upcoming information about whether or not a similar course will be held in Tenino, WA in the fall.

Wolf Haven will offer this 3-day course at our McCleery Ranch in Bridger, Montana. Course dates are May 19-21 (with an optional additional free day of presentations on Monday, May 18). This class is intended for wildlife agency personnel and other wildlife professionals and is taught by Dr. Mark Johnson of Global Wildlife Resources.

Classroom lecture and hands-on labs focus on the needs of researchers and managers to understand the skills and equipment associated with wildlife capture, physical restraint, and chemical immobilization. The course also covers each aspect of animal handling such a radio-collaring, weighing, sample collection and patient monitoring.

Includes course notebook and labs each day. Participants  receive a Certificate of Training upon course completion. Contact Wendy Spencer for additional information or if you would like to register.

Student examining wolf during lab.

Student examining wolf during lab.

Course content includes:

  • Five-step preparation for field operations
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Professionalism
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Immobilizing drugs
  • Patient monitoring
  • Marking sampling
  • Veterinary emergencies
  • Euthanasia
  • Human safety
  • Ethical issues
  • Honoring each animal through equipment and techniques

About Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.
Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. (GWR) is a progressive organization dedicated to supporting wildlife professionals and bringing honor, care, and respect to those animals affected by research and management by:

  1. Promoting and improving animal welfare (in a non-prescriptive manner) in programs and activities relating to wildlife research and management.
  2. Teaching the highest quality courses in wildlife capture, chemical immobilization and handling.
  3. Providing professional preparation and field assistance with wildlife captures, transport, and disease investigations.

 

January World of Wolves – moving wolves from PA to WA to MT

The original wolves at this sanctuary lived in Kane, Pennsylvania. How did their ancestors end up across the country in Montana?

One of the Montana wolves in the snow

One of the Montana wolves in the snow

June World of Wolves – Wolf Haven acquires McCleery Wolf Foundation in Montana

Wolf Haven has acquired the McCleery Buffalo Wolf Foundation located in Bridger, Montana. The transfer of ownership includes 30+ captive wolves, property home, vehicles and outbuildings. Wolf Haven will manage the McCleery facility as a satellite sanctuary, allowing the wolves to continue receiving the best care while living out their lives in their current homes.

Wolf Haven Acquires McCleery Buffalo Wolf Foundation

TENINO, WA- Wolf Haven International has acquired the McCleery Buffalo Wolf Foundation located in Bridger, Montana. The transfer of ownership includes 33 captive wolves, property home and outbuildings. Wolf Haven will manage the McCleery facility as a satellite sanctuary, allowing the wolves to continue receiving the best care while living out their lives in their current homes.

See Sweetgrass documentary – sheepherding in American West

Join Wolf Haven International for a special screening of Sweetgrass at Evergreen State College followed by a discussion on wolf recovery and agriculture in the Pacific Northwest and abroad. This breath-taking documentary follows the last of the American west cowboys as they lead herds of sheep into the mountains of Montana. The discussion following the film will be led by the Evergreen Conservation Club and the Evergreen Animal Agriculture Club.
Wolf Haven International Screening & Discussion of Sweetgrass
Evergreen State College
Free Showing
April 12, 2013 at 4:30pm
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV.
 
“With eloquence and splendor, “Sweetgrass” is a singular record of all there is to love and hate.”

Slate review of the movie Sweetgrass.