Start Date: 3/2/2019 8:00 AM CST
End Date: 3/2/2019 8:00 PM CST
Venue Name: Off-Broadway Banquet Center Location:
1501 N. Broadway St.
Menomonie, WI United States 54751
The Prairie Enthusiasts
Join us for our annual celebration of prairies and savannas The conference will offer presentations on grassland sparrows, sedges and rare plants found in our area. And what conference would be complete without a session on managing invasive plants! Stay for The Prairie Enthusiasts annual all-chapter banquet after the conference. The entire day enables you to network and meet up with old friends. Doors to the conference open at 8 a.m. when you can check-in at the registration desk. Enjoy a continental breakfast while you review your conference materials.
Highlights include: • Keynote address by Dr. Susan Galatowitsch, Professor & Department Head, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota, explores how organizational resilience affects restoration progress and outcomes. • Kevin Doyle, Botanist with the WI-DNR, shows us the unique flora of the Western Prairie Ecological Landscape, and the northern portion of the Western Coulees and Ridges Ecological Landscape (also known as the “Driftless Region.”) • After the banquet, Dr. Shawn Schottler, Senior Scientist for the St. Croix Watershed Research Station-Science Museum of Minnesota, presents “Good Plants, Bad Plants and You.” This presentation offers new and maybe slightly warped perspectives on how we view plants, and how they do or do not meet our conservation objectives - such as creating habitat for pollinators.