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Enhancing Wisconsin's lake resources through 
leadership, training, and civic engagement.

Advanced Lake Leader Training

Advanced Lake Leader Training

Regional Capacity Building - Open Forum/Workshop

Thursday, September 12, 2019 (Treehaven, near Tomahawk, WI)
Thursday, October 31, 2019 (Upham Woods Camp, near Wisconsin Dells, WI)

All Lake Leader graduates are encouraged to participate in this year’s Advanced Leadership Training. We will use these day-long trainings to continue exploring the topic of Relational Capacity Building. We also want you to share your thoughts on the critical role of building relational capacity to ensure the health and sustainability of lakes, rivers, and watersheds.

Northern Site 

Will highlight land trusts and their role in protecting landscapes that in turn protect lakes. Related challenges involve funding for land trusts and the need for people to participate in land stewardship projects (such as upland invasive species management). 

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Where: Treehaven
Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Guest speaker: Paul Radomski
Cost: $30 (lunch provided)
Lodging September 11th: $25 (on site)  

Registration closed

Southern Site

Will look at producer/farmer-led watershed groups and their efforts to manage land for water quality benefits in addition to agricultural production. Related challenges include fostering collaborative partnerships between lake organizations and nearby producer/farmer-led groups.

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Where: Upham Woods Camp
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Guest speaker: Julie Keown-Bomar
Cost: $30 (lunch provided)
No lodging available


Our Mission

​​​Protecting in Partnership Our Legacy of Lakes


Our Values

  • An educated public is supportive of sound lake decisions

  • Everyone has a part to play and is welcome to help protect lakes

  • Lake management decisions should be science driven

  • All lake users should have the opportunity to participate in lake management actions


Our Role

Enhance skills and broaden capabilities of people in our lake communities, champion effective and communicative collaboration, and foster responsive and useful networks that support lake citizens. 

The Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute

Recipient of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan Outreach and 
Educational Achievement Award in support of Fish Habitat Conservation - 2009

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