St. Croix Valley Chapter
St. Croix, Pierce, Polk counties in Wisconsin and Washington county in Minnesota
Chapter Meeting Minutes:
Blueberry Hill Field Trip Video
For those who could not make it to the field trip:
2014: Prairie Days
All events at Willow River State Park in Hudson, WI.
Hikes through prairies, invasive weed management demonstrations, displays, and food!
The Remarkable Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon Provides Lessons for the Future
In the course of just 50 years, their numbers went from billions to zero. 2014 brings the hundredth anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. What actions led to the rapid destruction of one of the most prolific species on earth and what were the weaknesses of the passenger pigeon that made it vulnerable despite its numerical superiority? With modern genetic technology, what are the prospects for recreating the passenger pigeon and what would be the consequences? Guest forest and wildlife ecologist Dr. Stanley Temple provides some Lessons from the Passenger Pigeon.