UW-Stevens Point to Host Natural Resources Lecture Series

STEVENS POINT — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources will address “History, Successes, and Challenges in Natural Resource Decision-Making” with a series of seven presentations beginning Feb. 16.

The Spring 2022 Seminar Series is sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for Wildlife and CNR at UW-Stevens Point. It will be held throughout the semester, with each presentation taking place from 4-5 p.m. select Wednesdays in room 170 of the Trainer Natural Resources building. Each will also be streamed live on CNR’s YouTube channel.

This seminar series highlights the roles of the legislature, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Conservation Congress, tribal government, non-governmental organizations, and citizens in making decisions affecting our natural resources in Wisconsin.

To learn more, visit www.uwsp.edu/cnr/WCW/Pages/2022-Seminar-Series.aspx.

The series includes:

  • February 16 – “How do we get back to the center?” Depolarizing talk on major wildlife issues,” Scott Walter, Kickapoo Valley Preserve Executive Director.
  • March 2 – “Wisconsin Water Quality Policy: How the Legislature Can Lead,” Katrina Shankland, State Representative, Wisconsin 71st Assembly District
  • March 16 – “Wisconsin Conservation Congress: Facilitating Public Participation,” Tony Blattler, Wisconsin Conservation Congress President
  • March 30 – “Citizen Involvement in Wisconsin Natural Resource Decision-Making,” Christine Thomas, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
  • April 6 – “The DNR’s Mission and What (Who) It Takes to Accomplish It,” Dan Baumann, Secretariat Director, West Central Unit, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • April 20 – Title to be determined, Greg Kazmierski, President, Natural Resources Council
  • April 27 – TBA Title, Jon Greendeer, Former President, Ho-Chunk Nation

Source: UW-Stevens Point

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