Upper watershed wetlands are critical to regulating water throughout watersheds, yet they are among the most under-recognized wetlands in Wisconsin–and sometimes some of the most altered. Join WWA’s Executive Director Tracy Hames for a virtual tour of some intact headwater wetlands in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin, an area that was once the site of a proposed iron mine. Tracy discusses the important functions of upper watershed wetlands for the health of watersheds and communities and share this beautiful and vital place with you.

Tracy Hames, WWA

Recorded July 10, 2020.

Tracy Hames has been the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association since 2011. From 1989 to 2011, he was employed as a Waterfowl Biologist with the Yakama Nation Wildlife Resource Management Program and was the lead biologist in the Yakama Nation’s Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project in Washington state. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental studies from Macalester College and a master’s degree in natural resources from UW–Stevens Point.