Red wolf recovery presentation set for Coastal Studies Institute

Published 7:43 am Sunday, June 11, 2023

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The “Science on the Sound” Lecture Series at the Coastal Studies Institute on the ECU Outer Banks Campus is set for June 14, 2023 at 6 p.m.

This monthly, in-person lecture series brings perspectives from all over the state and highlights coastal topics in northeastern North Carolina.

This month, Joe Madison, U.S. Fish and Wildlife North Carolina program manager/wildlife biologist for the Red Wolf Recovery Program will present “Red Wolf Revitalization: Current Status of the Red Wolf.”

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During the program, Madison will present the work of the Red Wolf Recovery Program as he leads a discussion on red wolves, their complex history, current population status, the Red Wolf Recovery Program and the actions being taken to recover this amazing species.

Madison has been a wildlife biologist for the federal government for over 26 years, including the last six years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Recovery Program. Madison spent the vast majority of his career as a federal wildlife biologist working on various aspects of endangered and at-risk species management, including direct species management, habitat management, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, Endangered Species Act consultation, collaborative partnerships, etc., on species such as red wolves, Cuban boa, California condor, gray wolves, sea turtle, black bear, grizzly bear and Canada lynx.

The program is free and open to the public.

The program will also be live-streamed on the CSI YouTube channel at and archived for future viewing.