Friday Concurrent Session 9
April 20, 2017 ~ 3:00-4:00 pm
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Agenda subject to change.
*Two 30 minute presentations.
How You Can Help Pollinators
Pollinator conservation is an important priority for agencies, land managers, gardeners, citizen scientists, researchers, and the public. This presentation will cover the state of pollinators currently in WI / Midwest, the state plan and how it helps address this situation, and what different user groups (i.e., home gardeners, lakeshore property owners, conservation groups, lake managers, etc.) can be doing to champion support for pollinator habitat protection, restoration and citizen-based monitoring around the state.
Jay Watson, Ecologist, WI Department of Natural Resources
Managing Pollinators On an Organic Cranberry Marsh
Cranberry marshes offer a wide range of habitat types in addition to the land used to produce the tart red fruit. Pollination is required to grow the crop. The management and conservation of native pollinators is vital to producing berries at our organic cranberry marsh. We will discuss our efforts and strategies to conserving native pollinators.
John Stauner, Farm Owner, James Lake Farms, Inc,
Stormwater Infrastructure Mapping for the Lake Nagawicka Watershed
Using GIS, a watershed-wide stormwater infrastructure map was created using the MS4 datasets combined for nine municipalities showing swales, ponds, storm inlets and outfalls. This presentation will cover the mapping process, the resulting map, and how this infrastructure mapping can be used for other watersheds around the state.
Alan Barrows, Sr. Conservation Specialist, Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use