The story of Horicon Marsh is one of creation, destruction, and revival. Created by the glaciers yet scarred by humans, this important wetland has been restored by conservationists who had the foresight to think about the future of this wetland. Despite the degradation, Horicon Marsh was listed as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 1990 and is one of the best of the best wetlands in the world. Though significantly changed, it is a true testament to the resiliency of nature when allowed to be preserved.
Liz Herzmann, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Recorded October 9, 2020.
Liz Herzmann has worked for the DNR as a wildlife educator at Horicon Marsh for more than 11 years. She is an avid birder and member of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. She enjoys the opportunity to reach a variety of audiences and ages and share the amazing story and wildlife of Horicon Marsh. Liz, her husband, and two young children live in Horicon and enjoy spending time outside camping, birding, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and hunting.