Wolves will be the topic of a presentation coming up at Scout Island Nature Centre on Jan. 21

Wolves will be the topic of a presentation coming up at Scout Island Nature Centre on Jan. 21

Wolf research focus of presentation

Wolf Awareness International researcher Sadie Parr will be in Williams Lake Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Wolf Awareness International researcher Sadie Parr will be in Williams Lake Wednesday, Jan. 21.

During a presentation at the Scout Island Nature Centre, Parr will share information on how she investigates the diet and feeding ecology of wolves.

Parr has been researching wolf feeding ecology in the Nemiah-Brittany Triangle area in co-operation with the Xeni Gwet’in community, Valhalla Wilderness Society and Friends of the Nemiah Valley.

Her research will inform planning, management and conservation decisions and help facilitate coexistence between wolves and their neighbours.

Before she began her research in 2013 Parr sat down with the Tribune to talk about the project.

At that point she had been tracking wolves for 10 years and had spent four of those in Yoho National Park.

“I feel they are misunderstood so getting accurate information and being able to provide it, rather than anecdotally is important,” Parr said at the time.

“Wolves are managed the same way ungulates are right now in the way that it doesn’t always work.”

A high number of wolves is not necessarily a sign of a stable population, she explained.

“I would like to figure out what’s happening in the Brittany Triangle,” she said.

“There is a knowledge gap. Wolves are recognized as a keystone species, capable of causing trophic cascades.”

The talk is free and will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information call 250-398-8532.