Join Us For Our 12th Annual Symposium:
Invasive Species in our Changing Climate
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Havenwoods Environmental Awareness Center
6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209
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Celebrate our 2019 accomplishments, hear about our exciting plans for 2020 and learn how you can become involved!
This year’s speakers, Amy Staffen and Jason Granberg, will discuss Wisconsin’s changing climate and how those changes influence the spread of invasive species. But have hope! We will also learn about new climate adaptation resources that can empower invasive species managers.
Amy Staffen is an ecologist with the Natural Heritage Conservation Program at the Wisconsin DNR in Madison. In addition to conducting surveys of rare plants, birds, and natural communities across the state, Amy develops resources that help land managers adapt their management to a changing climate, and is co-chair of the Plants and Natural Communities Working Group for WICCI (Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts). She also has extensive past experience as an invasive species educator and manager.
Jason Granberg is a Conservation Biologist at the Wisconsin DNR, Central Office in Madison. He focuses on many aspects of invasive species including developing plans with regional CISMAs and landowners for monitoring and control. He has developed multiple spatial models focusing on invasive species habitats, record databases including the Invasive Species Archive, and the Priority Areas for Invasive Species Management model.
Our 11th Annual Sweat Equity Award will be presented during the Symposium, which honors outstanding southeast Wisconsin citizens and organizations for their significant contributions to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species that harm our region’s lands, waters, and wetlands. Please consider nominating adults and/or youth with whom you work or those from your community.
Sweat Equity Award nomination forms are accepted through October 18.
The symposium is free and open to the public ************ Delicious local refreshments will be served.