Lori Schmidt has been associated with the International Wolf Center since 1989, serving in animal care. She currently serves as the International Wolf Center's Wolf Curator. In this position, she coordinates the daily care of the Center's eight ambassador wolves, maintains the wolf care facility,
conducts training programs for wolf care staff and teaches specialized programs related to wolf behavior and
Lori has lived in Northern Minnesota her entire adult life and has many years of experience on the back roads of the Superior National Forest. She has been involved in forest and wildlife research projects studying the flora
and fauna native to Northern Minnesota. In addition to her duties at the Center, she teaches in the Natural Resource program at Vermilion Community College in Ely. Lori has led many field based telemetry projects as a former
Earthwatch team leader and continues to actively involve her students in mapping and analyzing wolf pack movements. As the curator, Lori has a unique opportunity to observe and record wolf behavior first hand. She has developed
these behavioral observations into several educational programs and enjoys sharing the details of the ambassador wolves with the visitors to the Ely Center or those who follow the wolf logs on the website.
Lori is an instructor for our Northern Minnesota Learning Adventure
Programs. Her programs include: "Workin' for Wolves" as well as Wolf Seminars in predation, wolf ethology, captive wolf management and dog