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.
Register for a Wetland Coffee Break
The influence of beaver dams on Wisconsin trout streams
Friday, February 3, 2023
Beavers and the wetlands they create play a complex role in the dynamics of low-gradient streams of the Upper Midwest, especially where dams alter important habitat for trout. Here I will provide information about a long-term study addressing how beaver dams change instream and riparian habitat in trout streams throughout Wisconsin; the transient versus permanent nature of beaver dams; how beaver dams affect short-term trout population and fish community dynamics; and the influence of beaver dams on stream temperature.
Amphibians and reptiles of Wisconsin
Friday, March 3, 2023
Details coming soon!
Details coming soon!
Karst hydrogeology & wetlands
Friday, April 21, 2023
Watch previous presentations
Click “Older Entries” below to see more past presentations, or view our Google Sheet index of past presentations here.
Join Hannah Spaul, Director of Land Management for The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin, to learn about the historic role of fire in the state’s wetlands.
WDNR Fish Biologist Tammie Paoli provides an overview of the unique life history of northern pike along Green Bay’s west shore.
Manoomin (wild rice) is a native annual wetland grass with profound importance for many indigenous tribes in Wisconsin along with fish and wildlife. Conservation professionals are using an adaptive management approach to seed wild rice in the fall at priority Green...
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.
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.