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Agenda


Thursday, October 5, 2006

8:00 a.m.
Ballroom

Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Ballroom

Opening Address
Ron Kazmierczak - Regional Director Northeast Region, Wisconsin DNR

9:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Morning Session A
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Ballroom

Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Morning Session B: Case Studies
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Dining Hall

Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

New Developments in Property-based Monitoring
Breakout Session A
Ballroom A


1:00 PM
The Wisconsin Birder Certification Program
Presenter: Bob Howe, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

1:30 PM
Wisconsin NatureMapping in Classroom Curriculum
Presenters: Sara Schmidt and Rick Koziel, Beaver Creek Reserve

2:00 PM
Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey: Updated Website for 2006
Presenters: Rori Paloski and Tara Bergeson, Wisconsin DNR

2:30 PM
EcoAtlas: A new property-based monitoring tool
Presenters: Angela Engelman and Jill Rosenberg, Wisconsin DNR

3:00 PM
Wisconsin School Forests: Monitoring Invasives and other opportunities on School Forests
Presenter: Jeremy Solin, LEAF/School Forests

3:30 PM
Tier II Stream Monitoring
Presenter: Frank Fetter, Wisconsin DNR

4:00 PM
Blitzes, Slams, and Smackdowns: How property wide bird surveys can contribute to improved management and recognition of critical bird habitat on state lands
Presenter: Yoyi Steele, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative


Breakout Session B
Ballroom B


1:00 PM
A Tale of Thistles: One Park's Conservation of a Threatened Plant
Presenter: Carolyn Rock, DNR Park Naturalist

1:30 PM
Wisconsin Odonate Survey
Presenter: Bob DuBois, Wisconsin DNR

2:00 PM
Wisconsin eBird: A new tool for harnessing birder effort
Presenter: Andy Paulios, Wisconsin DNR

2:30 PM
Tracking Endangered Animals: Opportunities with Wisconsin's Natural Heritage Inventory
Presenter: Kim Grveles, Wisconsin DNR

3:00 PM
Watershed Alliance Approach to Stream Monitoring
Presenter: Scott Peterson, Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters

3:30 PM
Citizen Based Water Quality Monitoring in the Milwaukee River Basin
Presenter: Cheryl Nenn, Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers

4:00 PM
Great Lakes Worm Watch
Presenter: Cindy Hale, University of Minnesota Duluth


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ballroom

Evening Social
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ballroom

Dinner/Door Prizes
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ballroom

Keynote Address
Roy Lukes, Door County Naturalist

Roy became interested in the natural world through his parents in Kewaunee, Wis. He began photographing wildlife over 50 years ago. A career in elementary education brought him to Door County in the mid 1960's. He managed the Ridges Sanctuary from 1964 to 1990. He was a federally licensed bird bander and held the post of president of the Wisconsin Botanical Club, Inland Bird Banding Association and the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology.

During that time he conducted many Christmas bird counts, annual sandhill crane counts and monitored the wild plants in Door County. Invasive plant control has become a great interest in his work with the Friends of Toft Point.

His love of teaching and sharing the joys of nature led him to begin writing a weekly nature column for the Door County Advocate in 1968 which he continues today. He also writes regularly for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Appleton Post-Crescent, the Door County Magazine and the Key to the Door magazine.

He uses digital cameras to capture the beauty of the amazing variety of birds, wildflowers, trees and many other wild subjects. As a student of Nature he feels you never stop learning.

7:30 p.m.
Ballroom

Awards Ceremony




Friday, October 6, 2006

8:00 a.m.
Ballroom

Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Ballroom

Welcome
Scott Hassett - Secretary, Wisconsin DNR

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Ballroom

Citizen-based Monitoring Workshop
9:30 AM
Property-based Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities
Presenter: Andy Paulios, Wisconsin DNR

10:00 AM
Citizen-based Monitoring Workshop Join property managers and conference attendees in forwarding recommendations to the department and Citizen-based Monitoring Network on the following issues:
  • What are the monitoring needs of managers on public and private properties?
  • From recreation to enforcement: Where do citizen monitors fit in?
  • What can volunteers do to ensure that their efforts are incorporated into management decisions?
  • How do we ensure quality data? Is certification the right answer?
  • How do we engage citizens in property-based monitoring? Training, trainers and leaders!
  • Volunteers vs. Citizen-scientists: How do we support the full breadth of citizen needs?

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Dining Hall

Lunch

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