The Idaho Freedom Foundation, Idaho For Wildlife and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will present: “History of Wolf Introduction in the USA”. Guest speakers include retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent, Jim Beers and Idaho Governor Butch Otter.

Event Details:

Place: Boise State University – Jordan Ballroom in the Student Union
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Admission: Free/Donations welcome

About Jim Beers:

Jim Beers retired from the US Fish & Wildlife Service after 30 years. He served as a wildlife biologist, wetlands biologist, special agent, & refuge manager. After working for the Utah Fish & Game and spending four years as a Reserve Officer in the US Navy, he joined the US Fish & Wildlife Service and was stationed in Devils Lake, North Dakota; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Grand Island, Nebraska; New York City; and Washington, DC. While in Washington Jim was a Congressional Fellow, Chief of Operations for the National Wildlife Refuge System, Program Coordinator for the Animal Damage Control Program, and for his final seven years he was the wildlife biologist in the Central Office who served as Project Officer on nearly all national wildlife projects. Jim Beers holds a Bachelors in Wildlife Resources from Utah State University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

Program:

Jim Beers will give a 60-minute presentation followed by Q & A discussion. Jim’s presentation will cover three main topics:

1. History of introduction of wolves in to the US
2. Problems created by introduction of wolves
3. Action Plan for solutions

The program is free, however donations will be accepted for the event to defray costs. If you would like to donate to this program, visit the Idaho for Wildlife website and click the “Donate” button.

Tom Remington