Black wolf exhibit planned for visitor center – Juneau Empire

By Amy Fletcher JUNEAU EMPIRE

A fundraising effort is underway for a planned exhibit at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center featuring the black wolf known to many in the community as “Romeo.”

Romeo Photo by John Hyde

Romeo
Photo by John Hyde

A group of local volunteers began raising money for the project this week by establishing the Black Wolf Fund through the Juneau Community Foundation, with a stated goal of raising $30,000.

Nick Jans, one of the volunteers who helped organize the fund, said the idea for an exhibit has been a slowly unfolding process, involving collaboration and compromise among several groups, including the Alaska Wildlife Alliance and the U.S. Forest Service, which operates the visitor center.

Jans said though unique circumstances surrounding this particular wolf made the process more complicated — raising questions, for instance, about whether the project should be undertaken at all — most agreed a public exhibit would be an appropriate use for the hide, which had been recovered from hunters who illegally shot and killed the wolf in September 2009….

Those who wish to donate can go online to www.juneaucf.org and select “Ways to Give,” making sure to specify that the donation is going toward the Black Wolf Fund. Donations by check can be made to JCF, 350 North Franklin St., Suite 4, Juneau, AK 99801, again specifying “Black Wolf Fund.” All donations are tax deductible.

 

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