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2021 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.
Due to the pandemic, the 2021 conference will be held online. We hope you enjoy the interactive event from the comfort of your home or cabin!
Friday, June 18, 2021
$10 / Students Free
Click on the red button above to go to the registration page (courtesy of the St. Croix River Association)
Registration ends June 17, 2021
Climate Change: Game Changer or Change the Game?
Climate change may be a game changer for our lakes. While this wicked issue can divide us, it impacts what we value about our lakes. Let’s change the game! First, by building awareness of how climate change is affecting species and habitats that support activities we value in our lakes, using evidence we can observe with science. Then stacking the deck in favor of our lakes by taking action to build resiliency. Be prepared to become a climate game changer!
Lesser Known Invaders of Wisconsin Lakes
Paul Skawinski, Extension Lakes
Geologic History and Setting of Lakes in Northern Wisconsin
Tom Fitz, Northland College
Grindstone Lake Foundation: Driven to Preserve a National Treasure
Cindy Parker, Grindstone Lake Foundation, Inc.
“Friend or Foe?” Native Plant or Exotic Look-a-Like
Sarah Boles, Northern Native Plantscapes
Mike Engleson, Wisconsin Lakes
Evaluating Zebra Mussel Sustainability in NW Wisconsin Lakes
Tom Boisvert, Burnett County LWCD and Lisa Burns, Washburn County LWCD
Shoreline Erosion, What are my BMP Options?
Stacy Dehne, DATCP and Travis Tulowitzky, Bayfield County LWCD
Wave Propagation and Water Quality Impacts on Fresh Water Lakes
Capt. Tim Tyre, PhD, USN (ret), Terra Vigilis Security Group and Mike Mortensen, Carroll University
Empowering Citizen Lake Stewardship in the Northern Highlands Ecological Landscape
Michael Meyer, Wisconsin’s Green Fire and Jim Kreitlow, Nova Ecological Services
I Have Erosion on My Property, Now What?
Dave Ferris, Burnett County LWCD; Dan Harrington, WDNR; Jason Kjeseth, Polk County Zoning
The Near Shore Critter Corps
Emily Stone, Cable Natural History Museum