Join us in June for an informative presentation by two natural resource managers who will share some of their impressive work in the western Lake Superior region. Laurel Wilson, Wetlands Specialist for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, will give an overview of current waterfowl and herptile monitoring in the 1854 Ceded Territory. Kyle Magyera, Local Government Outreach Specialist for the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will share information about a unique partnership effort to adapt to the changing climate in northwest Wisconsin.
Establishing a Waterfowl and Herptile monitoring program in the 1854 Ceded Territory
In 2020 the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and partners began an effort to establish baseline data on waterfowl and herptile populations in wetlands of the 1854 Ceded Territory. The data collected in this project will inform resource managers and improve understanding of population fluctuations happening within changing environmental conditions. Laurel will present preliminary results of one year of data collection and analysis of the survey methods used.
Laurel Wilson's work across the region focuses on ensuring the health of water resources and the plants and animals that rely on them.
Adapting to Climate Change with Natural Flood Management
This presentation will highlight reestablishment of the landscape's natural capacity to store and manage water in the Marengo River Watershed (Ashland County, WI). Kyle will discuss an interdisciplinary, community-driven partnership project developing integrated assessment protocols and strategies to facilitate restoration, reduce flood risks, protect infrastructure and build resilience.
Kyle Magyera provides technical assistance to professional staff, local officials, and citizens regarding wetland management, protection, and restoration across Wisconsin.