Bruce Bacon graduated from the UW Stevens Point with a BS in Wildlife Management and Biology and a minor in Environmental Law Enforcement. He worked for over 34 years with the Wisconsin DNR in Wildlife Management and Wildlife Research. Bruce’s research began in South Eastern Wisconsin, followed by time at the Mead Wildlife Area and waterfowl research in St. Croix and Polk Counties. The last 20 years Bruce spent in the Mercer area concentrating on raptors.
Bruce will discuss the biology of osprey, population status, history of management in Wisconsin and the specifics of the Iron County osprey project. Factors, both historic and current, that affect osprey populations along with insights from a 3-year study where cameras were positioned on osprey nests offering a unique perspective on this raptor.
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