Register now to receive “early bird” rates for the 2006 Wetland Science Forum:
Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s 11th Annual Wetland Science Forum
February 2-3, 2006, Monona
Terrace Community and Convention Center,
“Early Bird” Registration Deadline: December 10, 2005
Registration form, tentative program and other details available online at: www.wiscwetlands.org/2006forum.htm
Join Wisconsin Wetlands Association and many other members of the
wetland community for the 11th Annual Wetland Science Forum, a 2-day
conference convening wetland researchers, consultants, agency staff, students,
conservationists and other wetland enthusiasts from around Wisconsin and the
Great Lakes Region.
Plenary Session: Feb. 2, 9 am – 12 noon
Don Reed, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning
Commission, and Jim Meeker,
Keynote Address: Using Remote Sensing and GIS to Proactively Invigorate Wetlands Regulation Enforcement and Compliance
Charles Costello, Section Chief of the Wetlands Mapping Program of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, will give an overview of the MA Wetland Change Detection Project, which uses aerial image analysis to detect illegal wetland fills and enforce wetland protection regulations. Charles will discuss how this technology can be adapted for wetland enforcement efforts in other states.
Banquet Dinner & Presentation: In Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker: Feb. 2, 6 pm – 9:30 pm
Jim Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the
* This ticketed event is open both to conference participants ($30) and the general public ($35). Purchase a banquet ticket with your conference registration or by calling WWA at 608-250-9971.
Field Trips: Co-Hosted with Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin: Feb. 3, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
· Pheasant Branch Conservancy: A Case Study of Wetland Threats. With Friends of Pheasant Branch. Leaders: Tom Bernthal and Pat Trochlell
Wisconsin Wetlands Association encourages you to also attend Invasive Plants of Wisconsin's Wetlands: Identification and Management, which follows our conference on Saturday, February 4. This conference of the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin will feature practical information for wetland managers who are combatting invasive plants. In addition to species-specific presentations emphasizing identification and control, IPAW conference participants may also attend an herbicide training workshop, learn about Cooperative Weed Management Areas, join field trips, and visit multiple displays and vendors.
Invasive Plants of Wisconsin's
Wetlands: Identification and Management, Invasive Plants
Outreach Programs Director
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