The cover of Wolverine Way by Doug H. Chadwick

Inspiring wolverine conservation

A biologist is coming to Fernie to talk about wolverines and to try to stop their decline.

A biologist is coming to Fernie to talk about wolverines and to try to stop their decline.

Doug Chadwick followed the fascinating animals for five years in Montana’s Glacier National Park, and is passionate about protecting them.

“Wolverines eat everybody,” says Doug Chadwick, whose book The Wolverine Way is published by Patagonia. “Alive, dead or long dead, moose, mouse, fox and frog; still warm or long-frozen.”

Chadwick is stopping by Fernie next week as part of Wildsight’s Wolverine Way tour.

Chadwick has already presented his book and slide show in Creston, Nelson, Revelstoke, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley and Cranbrook.

The biologist and author said that tracking the animals in Montana made him see the gnarly little carnivores as “the most intriguing creatures ever to walk the wild.” But, he said the amazing animals are in trouble.

“Wolverine numbers are dwindling,” says Robyn Duncan, tour organizer and Wildsight program manager. “They need vast spaces to roam in order to survive. We hope that Doug’s message will inspire people to join the effort to protect areas for wildlife.

“Everyone is welcome to attend—we hope to see you there.”

Chadwick will be in Fernie on February 22, at The Arts Station, 7 p.m.

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