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What's New
New Lake Ontario water fluctuation regimen could help muskrats
Great Lakes Echo (6/6)
Muskrats are less abundant in coastal wetlands directly connected to northern Lake Ontario than those in wetlands separated by unbroken barrier, and regulation of the water levels may be detrimental to a population valuable both to fur trappers and the ecosystem.

Waste-sniffing dogs help keep bacteria out of beaches, streams
WMUK – Kalamazoo, MI (8/30)
How do you find out which wastewater pipes are leaking? A company founded in Michigan, Environmental Canine Services, uses dogs to sniff out the source.

Alice's wander land may become a nature trail
The Kingston Whig-Standard (8/28)
Conservationists have proposed a connection between parks in Ontario and New York that would be both a physical and symbolic joining of the two countries, and a moose named Alice has gotten the wheels in motion.

Summer 2016 an 'exceptional' year for biodiversity in St. Lawrence River
CBC News (8/26)
From North Atlantic right whales to narwhal, this summer was "exceptional" when it comes to the diversity of species spotted in the St. Lawrence River.

DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
The Bemidji Pioneer (8/22)
Minnesota had an estimated 2,278 wolves in 439 packs last winter, up just a tick from the year before, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Trail cam confirms 2 wolves hanging on at Isle Royale
Detroit Free Press (8/2)
A trail cam on Isle Royale spotted a male and female wolf moving down a moose trail on the Lake Superior island, bolstering the finding in last winter's annual Isle Royale wolf survey of two surviving wolves.

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General Resources
Canada's Aquatic Environments: Mammals
University of Guelph, Ontario
All About Mammals, species descriptions and more.

Faunmap
Illinois State Museum
FAUNMAP is an electronic database documenting the late Quaternary distribution of mammal species in the United States. The primary purpose of this database is to investigate the evolution of mammalian communities.

Illinois Natural History Survey Mammal Collection
Illinois Natural History Survey
The 1087 catalogued specimens (skins and skulls combined) of 91 species from 21 families are used as comparative material to identify specimens brought to the Survey. Eighty-four percent of the collection is from Illinois.

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Wolves
International Wolf Center
The center, based in Ely, Minnesota, supports the survival of wolves by being a focal point for worldwide environmental education about the wolf, the wolf's interrelationships with other species, and its role within human cultures.

Moose and Wolves on Isle Royale
Earthwatch
Background and opportunities to participate in the longest study of large mammals ever undertaken.

Track Wild Wolves in the Superior National Forest
International Wolf Center
Collected as part of a project by the U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Resources Division, these data can be used to monitor the movements of these animals with the assistance of a Superior National Forest map.

Wolves in the Upper Great Lakes
Northern Michigan University, Seaborg Center
Information on the differences between wolves and coyotes, range and history of wolves in Michigan and more.

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