2024 Wetland Science Conference
A three-day conference for wetland and water professionals in the Upper Midwest
February 20, 2024 - March 28, 2024  ·  Oneida Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay (formerly the Radisson)

Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites you to the 29th Annual Wetland Science Conference on February 20-22, 2024, in Green Bay, WI. 

Join other scientists and professionals of the wetland and water community of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest to:

  • Share your wetland research, restoration, management, or outreach program;
  • Learn new identification and assessment approaches and techniques;
  • Hear about approaches to incorporating wetlands into watershed & community planning;
  • Discuss the latest in wetland science, planning, and protection issues;
  • Look ahead to the future of wetland science and practices in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

This 3-day conference, which draws upwards of 350 attendees annually, includes a keynote address, organized symposia, topical oral sessions, a poster session, working groups, workshops, and field trips to area wetlands, all of which provide great networking and learning opportunities.

Key Speakers
Key Speakers

Dr. Nelson Ham, Professor, St. Norbert College
Wisconsin’s Wetlands in Geologic Time: How the Last Ice Age Shaped our Wetland Landscapes 
Wednesday, February 21, 9:00 am

Dr. Amanda Banet, Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at UW-Green Bay, Dr. Robert Howe, founding Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and a Professor of Biology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay, and Dr. Amy Wolf, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay
Great Wetlands: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future for Green Bay’s Coastal Treasures
Thursday, February 22, 8:30 am

Sponsors
Agenda
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Instructors: Brian Ohsowski, Madeline Palmquist, and Alex Risdal Location: Michigan Ballroom Sponsored by: USDA-NRCS Wisconsin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Jason Granberg Location: Michigan Ballroom Sponsored by: Merjent
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Iroquois Ballroom Sponsored by: Oneida Nation
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Location: Iroquois Ballroom Sponsored by: American Transmission Company
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Wisconsin’s wetlands in geologic time: How the last ice age shaped our wetland landscapes Dr. Nelson Ham, Professor, St. Norbert College Location: Turtle and Bear Clans Ballroom Sponsored by: We Energies
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Location: Wolf Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: UW Biodiversity Conservation and Management Program
10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Bear Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. Moderator: Susan Schumacher
Location: Turtle Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: NES Ecological Services Moderator: Amy Wolf
Location: Ontario/Huron Ballroom Facilitators: Josh Sulman, Craig Annen, Jason Granberg, Sarah Johnson, Ryan O’Connor
By invitation only Location: Michigan Ballroom Sponsored by Forest County Potawatomi Foundation Facilitator: Mike Jones
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Interact with exhibitors and fellow attendees during the lunch hour. Location: Iroquois Ballroom Sponsored by: Heartland Ecological Group
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: Bear Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: BioApp Moderator: Emily Tyner
Location: Turtle Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: JF Brennan Company, Inc. Moderator: Mike Jones
Location: Michigan Ballroom Facilitator: Sally Jarosz
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ontario/Huron Ballroom Sponsored by: UWSP Extension Lakes Instructor: Paul Skawinski
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Location: Wolf Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Michigan Ballroom Facilitators: Alice Thompson, Tod Highsmith, and Mike Mossman
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Turtle Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: Sterling Site Access Solutions Moderator: Travis Olson
Location: Bear Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: Baxter & Woodman Moderator: Brian Glenzinski
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Michigan Ballroom Facilitator: Caitlin Williamson
Location: Huron/Ontario Ballroom Facilitators: Jennifer Western Hauser and Erin O’Brien
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Wolf Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: GEI Consultants, Inc.
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Location: Iroquois Ballroom Sponsored by: Hey & Associates, Inc.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Keynote: Great wetlands: Reflections on the past, present, and future for Green Bay’s coastal treasures Mandy Banet, Robert Howe, and Amy Wolf; UW-Green Bay Location: Turtle and Bear Clans Ballroom Sponsored by: Fund for Lake Michigan
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Turtle and Bear Clans Ballroom Sponsored by: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program / NOAA Moderator: Tracy Hames
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Location: Wolf Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: raSmith
10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Turtle Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: TRC Moderator: Dreux Watermolen
Location: Michigan Ballroom Facilitators: Jason Granberg, Maureen Kalscheur, Madison Johansen, Matthew Puz, and Jared Urban
Location: Bear Clan Ballroom Sponsored by: GAI Consultants, Inc. Moderator: Sally Jarosz
Location: Ontario/Huron Ballroom Facilitators: WWA Policy Program staff
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Iroquois Ballroom Sponsored by: Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Bear Clan Ballroom Facilitator: Kaley DuCoeur
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meet buses at Hotel Main Entrance Sponsored by: Ducks Unlimited Leaders: Emily Tyner, Bobbie Webster, and Amy Carrozzino-Lyon
Meet buses at Hotel Main Entrance Sponsored by Wisconsin's Green Fire Leaders: Tony Kuchma, Erin Giese, James Havel, and Lisa Lumley
Meet buses at Hotel Main Entrance Sponsored by Alliant Energy Leader: Keir Wefferling
Location: Huron/Ontario Ballroom Sponsored by: Wisconsin Flowgate & Drainage Instructors: Pat Trochlell and Steve Eggers
Presenters

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Exhibitors

Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance

Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance (formerly Madison Audubon) works to protect and improve habitat for birds and other wildlife through land acquisition and management, education, and advocacy.

Baxter & Woodman Natural Resources, LLC

Baxter & Woodman Natural Resources, LLC specializes providing maintenance work within naturalized detention basins, wetland mitigation areas, rain gardens, forest preserves, public park areas, and other native landscaping areas.

CEC

GAI Consultants, Inc.

Transforming ideas into reality® since 1958, GAI Consultants is an engineering and planning consulting firm specializing in a diverse range of environmental services for energy and infrastructure projects.

Golden Sands RC&D Council, Inc.

Golden Sands RC&D works with volunteers, citizen groups, and local, state or federal agencies to complete projects related to invasive species prevention, clean water, healthy forests, abundant wildlife and sustainable farming.

Great Lakes Commission

The GLC recommends policies and practices to balance the use, development, and conservation of Great Lakes water resources and brings the region together to work on issues that no single community, state, province, or nation can tackle alone.

Heartland Ecological Group

We provide our clients with professional ecological solutions. We specialize in the assessment, mapping, restoration, and application of regulatory policies related to wetlands, streams, and other natural resources.

Inter-Fluve

Inter-Fluve works to heal aquatic ecosystems through applied science and engineering.

ISG

Johnson's Nursery

Johnson's Nursery is a wholesale and retail plant nursery that grows local ecotype native plant material, and new to market ornamental material.

Merjent

Merjent is a full-service consulting firm with a long history serving the energy industry. We offer a wide range of environmental, engineering, field, land, and restoration services to our clients.

Onset HOBO Data Logger

Onset’s trusted HOBO data loggers and monitoring solutions provide the reliable water level and water quality data you need to assess, plan, and implement wetland strategies that ensure a sustainable future.

RES

University of Wisconsin Press

The University of Wisconsin Press is a not-for-profit publisher of books and journals. Founded in 1936, the press has published and distributed more than 3,000 book titles.

UW Sea Grant

Wisconsin Sea Grant is a statewide program of basic and applied research, education, outreach and technology transfer dedicated to the stewardship and sustainable use of the nation’s Great Lakes and ocean resources.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Wetlands Association

We help people and communities care for wetlands. Become a member today!

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The Wetland Science Conference is proudly hosted by the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, a statewide non-profit dedicated to the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of wetlands and associated ecosystems through science-based programs, education, and advocacy. We envision a state where wetlands are healthy and plentiful and support ecological and societal needs, and where citizens care for, appreciate, and interact with these natural resources.

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