Wisconsin Wildlife History
The WCWRU was established in 1972 to facilitate cooperation between the partners and to conduct programs of research and education related to natural resource management, with a focus on wildlife. The first Unit Leader was Donald Rusch. Christine Ribic was the first Assistant Unit Leader in 1994 and became Unit Leader in 2000. Michael Samuel became Assistant Unit Leader in 2003.
The Wisconsin Unit logo represents the Wisconsin research foci of the three Unit scientists. Canada Goose for Don Rusch, Eastern Meadowlark and badger (grassland ecosystem) for Christine Ribic, and white-tailed deer (Chronic Wasting Disease) for Michael Samuel.
|Name||Position||Start Year||End Year|
|Ribic, Christine||Unit Leader||1990||Current|
|Samuel, Michael||Assistant Unit Leader||2003||2018|
|Turner, Wendy||Assistant Unit Leader||2020||Current|