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If our vision is to get wetland conservation moving throughout the state at the immense scale needed to address our statewide needs, why is WWA involved in some small-scale, placed-based projects? That’s a good question. Let’s break it out.
Retired after a long career in wetland restoration with the USFWS, Jim recently contributed his vision, time, and expertise to WWA to restore an old wood canvas canoe as the grand prize for our wetland Swampstakes.
Mississippi River habitat restoration is an art that blends an understanding of historical events, science, insight, communication, and societal desires.
The problems and solutions to situations like the one in Fancy Creek are complex and require more than any one landowner, organization, or agency can offer. This is why collaborating with partners is essential to expand the base of knowledge, grow interest, and obtain commitments to work toward restoration.
Our involvement in a project in the Fancy Creek watershed in the Driftless Area started when landowner Marilyn Houck reached out to us about her wetlands. Since Marilyn’s call, her neighbors and local agencies have joined the team working to develop and implement solutions for challenges in their watershed.
Wetland Coffee Break: Blanchard’s cricket frog (Acris blanchardi) spring movement ecology in Wisconsin
Join Wisconsin DNR conservation biologist Andrew Badje to hear about past and current conservation efforts for this species in Wisconsin and to learn how recent results are driving conservation efforts for this species in Wisconsin today.
Join Paxton Ramsdell as he describes the five hierarchical functions of streams and describes the importance of accounting for each of these functions when protecting or restoring streams and watersheds.
In his latest Director’s column, Executive Director Tracy Hames examines how wetland and watercraft restoration is an art as much as they are a craft.
Wetland Coffee Break: Opportunities to accelerate watershed-scale runoff management: A law and policy perspective
Tune in to hear environmental attorney Paul Kent and WWA’s Erin O’Brien describe how watershed-scale runoff management makes sense from both resource management and environmental policy perspective.
Have you ever wanted to know more about the plant diversity that lurks in green wetland meadows and marshes? Dr. Mandy Little will share her knowledge of sedges, a plant family that dominates healthy Wisconsin wetlands.