Conversations About Conservation

Upcoming Conversations: Wednesday October 18, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona

Topic: Urban Wildlife with David Drake

In October, Professor David Drake will talk about wildlife in urban areas, including current research being done to track coyotes around the UW-Madison campus.

David Drake is a Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and extension programs primarily focus on wildlife and wildlife damage management in human-dominated landscapes. David also teaches an undergraduate course on wildlife damage management. David received his Ph.D in Forestry from North Carolina State University, a M.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University, and a B.A degree in Biology from Macalester College.


The “Conversations About Conservation” series provides a forum where the public engages experts in an informal, two-way conversation about important issues of the day relating specifically to the Upper Sugar River Watershed in southwest Dane County. Speakers provide 15 or 20-minutes of opening remarks, then the floor is opened for questions, letting the audience join the conversation. The result is a dynamic, engaging community gathering.

This series of conversations are always free, fun and open to everyone! We hope you’ll join us at Wisconsin Brewing Company for Conversations About Conservation, but if you can’t join us in person, you can still watch the show on Facebook Live through the USRWA Facebook page.

Past Conversations About Conservation Topics:

February 2017- Dragonflies with Robert Bohanan

April 2017- Birds with Andy Cassini

June 2017- Fish of the Sugar River with John Lyons

Have a topic you’d like to hear about?

Contact us at or call 608-437-7707 if you have topic and/or guest suggestions on future Conversations.