Speakers: Chelsey Nieman and Dane Whittaker
Wisconsin’s waters belong to its people. Thanks to the Public Trust Doctrine established in the early 1800s, keeping our lakes healthy is our shared responsibility. As lake stewards, we know that warming water temperatures, fluctuating water levels, new forms of recreation, and unexpected events like COVID-19 are changing the ways lakes are used. These changes are occurring across Wisconsin; some happen slowly and others seem to happen overnight. This interactive workshop helps lake organization members use systems thinking to plan for change and manage their lakes to increase resilience of the social, ecological, and economic aspects of their lake system. To achieve this, we will provide tools to conserve fish habitat, increase recreational fishing opportunities, and discuss the benefits of systems management. Participants will leave with a practical understanding of conservation planning, and a network of peers to increase the resilience and adaptive capacity of their lakes and organizations.
Session presenters are requiring you to sign up for this session ahead of time. Limited to 40 participants. If interested, sign up at this link.