Welcome to the online home of the Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference!

The Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference provides an annual opportunity for lake enthusiasts, local government officials, and others interested in protecting our water resources to take in educational presentations and network with conference attendees.


Thanks to all who attended the 2024 NW WI Lakes Conference

Information on the 2025 event will be posted sometime in the coming months. Watch this space for more info!

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    Tom Fitz, Northland College, “Geologic History and Setting of Lakes in Northwest Wisconsin”
  • Three topic “streams” to choose from
  • Lunch Provided
  • Exhibits & networking
  • Students welcome & encouraged!


Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors for 2024

Bayfield County Lakes Forum

Burnett County Lakes and Rivers Association


Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area

Lipsett Lake Association

Long Lake Preservation Association

McKenzie Lakes Association

Northwest Regional Planning Commission

Pigeon Lake Association

Sawyer County Lakes Forum

Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association

Wild Rivers Conservancy

The conference is brought to you by a partnership of the lakes and rivers associations of Bayfield, Burnett, and Washburn counties, the UW-Madison Division of Extension, Wisconsin Lakes, Northwest Regional Planning, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wild Rivers Conservancy, and the Land & Water Conservation Departments of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, , Polk, and Washburn counties.