Lakeshore Habitat Restoration Workshop - Green Lake, Wisconsin, 9/25/14
A Lakeshore habitat restoration training for professionals being delivered for the first time this summer. To register or for details on the training, go to: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/programs/training/habitatrest...
This three-day course is designed for those who perform and/or oversee lakeshore habitat restoration projects on inland lakes with lower energy sites. This interactive learning experience will aid you in approaches and methodologies that are immediately applicable to your lakeshore habitat restoration projects. Participants will receive a comprehensive set of presentation notes, supporting handouts and on-line materials, and other references for your use back home in your practice.
Who should attend?
Planners; landscapers; engineers; consultants; contractors and suppliers; erosion control specialists; state property land managers; municipal park staff; developers/builders; county staff in land and water conservation / zoning departments; tribal partners; state lake coordinators, regulators and water resource management specialists in lake country; lake educators and researchers; among others.
Training sessions will help participants to:
* Review basic ideas, concepts, and characteristics related to lakeshore ecology such as soils, natural communities, and zones of habitat;
* Reconsider past and current research trends related to lakeshores, view links to current water quality and lakeshore health status, and receive an update on the findings of the 10-year Wisconsin Lakeshore Restoration Project including some essential lessons learned;
* Gain insight into the common best management practices employed in lakeshore habitat restorations including bioengineering techniques and approaches;
* Receive guiding principles for effective site design and installation, project maintenance and long-term care, and project monitoring;
* Get in tune with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) lake grants and Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) cost-sharing available to partially fund lakeshore habitat restoration work;
* Examine the usual contents of a sound lakeshore habitat restoration plan and see example timelines for the project planning process;
* Glean a better understanding for state regulations, standards, and policies important to completing well-thought out and compliant lakeshore habitat restorations;
* Learn about how and why we utilize native plants in lakeshore habitat restoration projects;
* Hear a business profile from a Green Industry partner and a government profile from a local county partner engaged in lakeshore habitat restoration projects;
* Bolster local economies around Wisconsin through increased Green Industry work on lakeshore habitat restoration projects;
* Build a peer support network and cadre of lakeshore health enthusiasts and professionals you can partner with on lakeshore habitat restoration work in the future;
* Become more effective and valuable at your job by learning and interacting with our diverse audience and course speakers; and
* Discover several tips and constructive ideas for working effectively with private landowners, agency staff, and green industry professionals as a coordinated team in designing and implementing lakeshore habitat restoration projects.
Certification of completion:
* Certification requires participation in one of the two-day classroom instruction sessions and attendance at the one-day written exam / field day session.
* Those who successfully complete the course, exam, and field component will be issued a credential certificate of completion and be listed on the UW-Extension Lakes web site indicating they have successfully completed the training.
Classroom training session takes place on Wednesday, August 27th and Thursday, August 28th at the Heidel House
Resort & Spa, 643 Illinois Avenue in Green Lake, WI
Exam / field day session:
* Thursday, September 25th in Rice Lake, WI -Details for the exam site and field day will be provided to participants at the classroom training
$149 per person – includes two-day classroom instruction, lunches, reference manual, exam, and one-day hands-on field exercise. Seating is limited at each classroom session so please register early!
* Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake, WI – to book a room with the resort either for Tuesday evening, August 26th (the night before the training begins) or for Wednesday evening, August 27th, please contact the resort directly at: http://www.heidelhouse.com/ or call (800)-444-2812. Mention you are with the “Lakeshore Habitat Restoration Workshop”. For other lodging options in the Green Lake area check out the Chamber of Commerce link at: http://www.visitgreenlake.com/lodging/
Presenters: A tag-team approach of speakers from state agencies, universities, and private sector green industries engaged in lakeshore habitat restoration work.
Green Lake, Wisconsin