Concurrent Session: Research and monitoring in the Little Plover River watershed: Part 1
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Thu
Field Trip: CANCELLED Benefits and challenges of wetland restoration in the Central Sands Region
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Thu
TITLE: The Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project: Background and accomplishments
ABSTRACT: The Little Plover River watershed has been the subject of research and study for decades. Many of the studies helping describe groundwater/surface water interactions in the Central Sands region of Wisconsin were conducted in this watershed. Decades of concern and controversy regarding the impact of groundwater withdrawal on the aquatic resources of the Little Plover River helped bring together partners in search of solutions. This presentation will describe the resource characteristics of the LPR watershed, discuss the development of the Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project (LPRWEP), and report on the approach and progress of the LPRWEP in addressing the water related issues in this heavily agricultural landscape.
BIO: Tracy Hames has been Executive Director of Wisconsin Wetlands Association for more than 11 years. In this position, he works with decision makers, agencies, conservation organizations, Tribes, landowners, and communities across Wisconsin. He has been involved in the Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project partnership for the past 5 years.