UW-Stevens Point to Host Natural Resources Lecture Series

Subway wire staff

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is hosting a series of lectures beginning Feb. 16.

The spring seminar is titled “History, Successes and Challenges in Natural Resource Decision-Making” and involves multiple speakers through April.

The series is sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for Wildlife and CNR at UW-Stevens Point. Each presentation takes place from 4-5 p.m. 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.

The series includes:

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

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