Wetland Coffee Break
The Wetland Coffee Break series helps keep our community of wetland lovers connected and learning about wetlands throughout the year, from anywhere! Bring your coffee and learn about wetlands, the plants and animals that call them home, and the many natural benefits they provide to our communities. Sessions are held on Zoom and feature time for audience Q&A.
See below for a list of upcoming presentations and to register. Once you register, you’ll receive an automatic email including the URL link and password you’ll need to access the meeting. We record and post each presentation so you can watch any that you missed live. You’ll find links to these recordings below, and you can also find them on our Facebook page.
We are grateful to all of the presenters for sharing their knowledge and expertise and to everyone interested in learning more about wetlands! If you are interested in giving a Wetland Coffee Break presentation, or if you have a wetland topic you’d like to see covered, please contact Katie.Beilfuss@wisconsinwetlands.org.
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Chiwaukee Prairie: A conservation story through photos
Friday, January 28, 2022
Chiwaukee Prairie is home to a tremendous amount of biodiversity—more than 450 species of plants, nearly 200 species of birds, and an immense variety of insects. The Wisconsin DNR has said that Chiwaukee is arguably the single most important site to conserve in the entire ecological landscape of Southeast coastal Wisconsin. The international Ramsar Convention on Wetlands agrees and designated the Chiwaukee – Illinois Beach Lake Plain as a Wetland of International Importance in 2015. Join Dr. Dana Garrigan to hear the story of the preservation of Chiwaukee Prairie via a spectacular photographic tour. Dr. Garrigan spent the past two years photographing the unique species found in Chiwaukee’s wetlands and remnant prairie habitats in preparation for a photo exhibit that is now open at the Kenosha Public Museum.
Watch previous presentations
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To evaluate restoration success at three critical sites with respect to bird life, the Oneida Nation partnered with several organizations to launch a bird monitoring program.
Integrated Restorations, LLC, has been evaluating the use of the selectively-targeted herbicide imazapyr (Polaris) for reversing cattail invasions in species-rich fen and sedge meadow wetlands of the Mukwonago River watershed in southeastern Wisconsin.
Wetland Coffee Break: Anticipating the hydrologic consequences of Emerald Ash Borer invasion in tribal forested wetlands through a sapflux network
Angela Waupochick discusses Black ash-dominated forested wetlands and how her research aims to help tribal managers strategize in their fight against emerald ash borers.
Join conservation biologist Thomas Meyer to learn about the Wisconsin DNR’s State Natural Areas Program, the oldest and largest state-wide nature preserve protection program in the nation, celebrating its 70th year in 2021.
Find out what types of wetlands are most vulnerable, what site-level factors can improve resiliency, and most importantly, what resources are available to help you create a customized adaptation plan for your specific site.
Learn more about how data collected by citizen scientists help scientists and land managers.