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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. Continue reading