Adrian Wydeven has a B.S. in biology and wildlife management from UW-Stevens Point (1976) and an M.S. in wildlife ecology from Iowa State University (1979). Adrian worked as a wildlife manager in MO and WI from 1980-1990, headed up the Wisconsin wolf conservation program from 1990-2013. Adrian retired from the WI DNR in 2015, but continues to track wolves in winter and howl for them in summer in northern Wisconsin.