Feb
11
Thu
When there is no away – preventing pollution for cleaner water @ Edgewater
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our individual actions and expectations can impact local water. Kathy Lake’s talk will discuss a variety of pollution prevention opportunities including the salty truth.

Keeping pollutants out of the water that are challenging and/or costly to remove is good for our resources and our pocketbooks. Current MMSD pollution prevention initiatives range from Yahara WINs – phosphorus reduction throughout the Yahara River Basin, to mercury and chloride reduction and into fats, oils, greases and the not so flushable items.

Mar
6
Mon
Restoring Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard @ Brewer Public Library
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Restoring Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard @ Brewer Public Library | Richland Center | Wisconsin | United States

Topics Covered:

  • Backyard pollinator plantings
  • The link between wildlife and pollinator habitat
  • Seed mix selection
  • Prairie establishment techniques
  • Biology of pollinating insects and beekeeping
Richland County Pollinator Workshop Promotional Flyer 3-8-17
Mar
7
Tue
Restoring Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard @ Baraboo Public Library
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Restoring Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard @ Baraboo Public Library | Baraboo | Wisconsin | United States

Topics Covered:

  • Backyard pollinator plantings
  • The link between wildlife and pollinator habitat
  • Seed mix selection
  • Prairie establishment techniques
  • Biology of pollinating insects and beekeeping
Sauk County Pollinator Workshop Promotional Flyer 3-7-17
Mar
9
Thu
Declining Wildlife Habitat Planning for Your Property @ Crawford County Administrative Building
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Declining Wildlife Habitat Planning for Your Property @ Crawford County Administrative Building  | Prairie du Chien | Wisconsin | United States

Topics Covered:

  • Oak restoration
  • Prairie and pollinator habitat establishment
  • Aspen regeneration techniques
  • How to selectively thin trees in your forest
  • Learn how to plan a habitat management project
Crawford County Workshop Promotional Flyer 3-9-17
May
23
Wed
IPAW Field Day in Barron @ Barron County Government Center
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free to IPAW members, $10.00 for non-members.

  • Identifying and monitoring invasive plants
  • Management techniques
  • Bring your questions for our experts

The Barron Field Day is brought to you by the Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin

Apr
16
Tue
Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Training @ Beaver Creek Reserve
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a wetland invasive threatening river and lakeshores across the state. Learn how to use beetles that feed on purple loosestrife. Using these beetles will reduce these weeds to manageable numbers. The training will outline the time and equipment needed. It will also describe the steps needed to complete a purple loosestrife biocontrol program.

May
17
Fri
Woodland Plant Identification and Sampling @ Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, Amherst Junction, Wis.
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop provides the advanced skills and experience necessary to identify and sample woodland plants. The workshop will focus on identifying spring woodland species of Wisconsin in both the lab and field. Covered topics include: plant anatomy, dichotomous key use, and proper sampling techniques.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common species by sight
  • Use simple dichotomous keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

Click here for a full itinerary.

Instructor Bio
Sophie Demchik is an associate instructor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she teaches plant and natural resource courses.

 
Jun
13
Thu
Grasses and Sedges Identification and Sampling @ Schmeeckle Reserve
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop provides the skills and experience necessary to identify and sample grasses and sedges. The workshop focuses on identifying common grasses and sedges in both lab and field settings. Topics covered include: plant anatomy, key use, and sampling techniques.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common species by sight
  • Use simple keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

A workshop itinerary is available at GraminoidIDWorkshop2019_agenda.pdf.

Dr. Stephanie Lyon spent her early years in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in eastern Tennessee, where she developed a passion for botany. At UWSP, she teaches several botany classes, including upper-level courses in Vascular Plant Taxonomy and Agrostology (the study of grasses and their close relatives).  Dr. Lyon is the director of the UWSP herbarium.

Jul
11
Thu
@ Schmeeckle Reserve
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop is designed to provide the skills and experience necessary to identify and sample wetland plants. The workshop focuses on wetland, and some aquatic, species of the Upper Midwest. To accomplish this, Stephanie Lyon, Ph.D. and Paul Skawinski, will review plant anatomy in relation to keys as well as proper field sampling techniques.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Categorize common wetland communities of the Upper Midwest
  • Use simple keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

Instructor Bio
Paul Skawinski is the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network Educator for UW-Extension’s Lakes Program and author of Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest. Paul also teaches Aquatic Plant Taxonomy at UW-Stevens Point. Additionally, he has worked with aquatic invasive plants for almost 15 years. Paul is an avid plant photographer. Whether on the job or after hours, he enjoys spending time on lakes kayaking and snorkeling.

Dr. Stephanie teaches botany classes, including upper-level courses in Vascular Plant Taxonomy and Agrostology (the study of grasses and their close relatives) at UWSP. Stephanie is the director of the UWSP herbarium.

Jul
25
Thu
Prairie Plant Identification and Sampling Workshop @ Schmeeckle Reserve
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm

Much of Wisconsin was covered in prairie and oak savannah before settlers arrived. Restoring prairie on your land will help bring back wildlife, rebuild soil and pass on what Aldo Leopold called, “the land ethic” to your children.

As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop provides the skills and experience necessary to identify and sample prairie plants. The workshop focuses on identifying common prairie plants of the Midwest. It will cover plant anatomy, key use, and sampling techniques.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common species by sight
  • Use simple keys to identify plant genera and/or species
  • Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques

Click here for an itinerary for the workshop.

Instructor Bio
Sophie Demchik is an associate instructor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she teaches plant and natural resource courses.

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