Wetlands are a rare Lake Superior commodity, especially on the Canadian side. Wetlands are important because of their rich diversity of species and productivity. A wide array of-plants, animals, fish and other aquatic organisms, thrive in wetlands, which also provide valuable nursery habitat for all of the preceding.
The Wisconsin Wetlands Association will be hosting their 2018 Wetland Science Conference, entitled “Wetland Resilience” on February 21st and 22nd in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
Conference organizers recently announced their conference program which includes the following elements:
Conference Keynote: Resiliency for Wetlands and Communities: Notes from the Field
Gillian Davies, Senior Ecological Scientist, BSC Group, Inc., and Past President, Society for Wetland Scientists
Plenary Address: Climate Change and Waters of Wisconsin: An Update
John Magnuson, Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Director, UW-Madison Center for Limnology
- Hydrology & Geomorphology
- Long Term Restoration and Management
- Wetland Wildlife
- Wetland Flora and Plant Life
- Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop.
Field Trips Include:
- Connecting People to Nature: Wildlife and Habitat Recovery at UW-Waukesha Field Station
- Wetlands in Winter: Scuppernong River Habitat Area.
According to the conference website, the annual Wetland Science Conference is, “a 2-day conference where scientists, practitioners, government officials, enthusiasts and others gather to share the latest wetland science and solutions. ”
The site points out that the conference is, “a program of Wisconsin Wetlands Association. WWA is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of wetlands and associated ecosystems through science-based programs, education, and advocacy”.