Learn about the conservation and management of waterfowl and wetland areas in a new series of lectures at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The Waterfowl and Wetlands Colloquium Series will be offered at 4 p.m. Thursdays in February and March in Room 170 of the Trainer Natural Resources Building on campus. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for Wildlife in the College of Natural Resources, the lectures are free and open to the public.
The series will include:
- Feb. 16 - "The Duck Stops Here: Managing Wildlife and Wetlands at a Continental Scale," featuring Jacob Straub, the Kennedy-Grohne Endowed Chair in Waterfowl and Wetland Conservation at UW-Stevens Point
- Feb. 23 – "The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) 'Conservation Concern' Spectrum: From Pintails and Scaup to Light Geese," featuring Lisa Web and Mitch Weegman, faculty in the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources
- March 9 – "If You Build It, They Will Come: Habitat Management Success in the Mississippi Flyway," featuring Heath Hagy, director of the Forbes Biological Station for the Illinois Natural History Survey
- March 16 – "Waterfowl and Wetland Management: How Do People Fit In," featuring Kent Van Horn, wildlife supervisor and former state waterfowl biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- March 30 – "The NAWMP: Grandest Continental Ecosystems Conservation Plan for Waterfowl and People," featuring Rick Kaminski, director of the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center at Clemson University