2022 Wetland Science Conference
A three-day conference for wetland and water professionals in the Upper Midwest
February 15, 2022 - March 23, 2022  ·  Online

Wisconsin Wetlands Association thanks everyone who attended the 27th Annual Wetland Science Conference, held virtually Feb. 15-17, 2022.

This 3-day conference was attended by more than 500 people from Wisconsin and 21 other states plus Canada, Mexico, and India. The conference featured keynote addresses, symposia, topical oral sessions, a poster session, workshops, a virtual banquet, roundtables, and plenty of networking opportunities even in a virtual environment. Scroll down to learn about our sponsors and exhibitors and to review the full agenda.

Sponsors
Exhibitors
Key Speakers
Key Speakers

Tehassi Hill, Chairman, Oneida Nation General Tribal Council, Wednesday, February 16, 9:00 am

Peter David, Wildlife Biologist, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, Wednesday, February 16, 6:30 pm

Jennifer Smith, State Soil Scientist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Thursday, February 17, 8:30 am

Agenda
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Facilitators: Jason Granberg, Maureen (Ferry) Kalscheur, Matthew Puz, and Jeanne Scherer
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Presenters: Andrew Badge, Brenda Kelly, Kelsey Mitchell, Daniel Grear, Rori Paloski, and Jeffrey Lorch
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Be among the first to experience our new social and networking space!
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
An invitation-only session for Tribal natural resources program staff working on wetlands facilitated by Randy Poelma.
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Instructors: Paul Skawinski, UWSP and Extension Lakes, and Susan Knight, UW-Trout Lake Station
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Hear highlights of WWA’s work from WWA’s work in 2021 and elect WWA board members during a brief annual membership meeting. And engage in a rousing (fiercely competitive?) game of Wetland Trivia.
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Coming together to meet our responsibilities as stewards of our shared natural resources Chairman Tehassi Hill, Oneida Nation Sponsored by the Fund for Lake Michigan
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenters: Erin O'Brien, Nick Hayden, Kyle Magyera, and Eric Booth
Presenters: Matt Puz, Isabella Scheibl*, Macayla Greider*, Sarah Woody*
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Instructors: Ken Tennessen and Mike Reese
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Interact with exhibitors and fellow attendees during the lunch hour. Sponsored by Oneida Nation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Presenters: Jeremy Hartsock, Ryne Rutherford*
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenters: Siobhan Fennessy, Ellen Herbert, Ken Krauss, and Ankur Desai
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenters: Aaron Volkening, David Fowler, Michael Knudson, Marc White
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Learn from and talk with poster presenters. Network with other attendees and exhibiting organizations, agencies, and companies. BYOB.
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Lessons learned in the Great Spirit's garden Manoomin and Peter David, GLIFWC Sponsored by We Energies Foundation
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Why soils matter to wetlands: Lessons from a lover of hydric soils Jennifer Smith, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Presenters: Cole Wilson, Tony Kuchma & Erin Giese, Gary Casper
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenters: Matthew Wallrath, Anett Trebitz, Michael Demchik
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Student presentation awards, conference closing remarks, and social and networking time Sponsored by Stantec
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
How lake organizations can help care for watersheds and wetlands. Facilitators: Sara Windjue and Eric Olson
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Facilitators: Alice Thompson, Mike Mossman, and Tod Highsmith
Presenters

Badje, Andrew

The Wisconsin frog and toad survey: Recent developments in citizen science

Booth, Eric

Enhancing stream-floodplain connectivity in the Driftless Area: opportunities and assessment

Burkman, Peggy

Great Lakes coastal wetlands adaptation planning at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Casper, Gary

Wetland architects: Burrowing crayfish in Wisconsin as keystone species

Cole, Stephanie

Early discovery and management of the invasive European Frog-Bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) in Wisconsin

Connor, Nick

Restoration of the Honey Creek headwaters

Delaney, John

Climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation thinking for managed wetlands

Demchik, Michael

Managing the matrix: Managing for wildlife habitat across uplands and wetlands

Desai, Ankur

Carbon in WI: Where, how much, how resilient

Fennessy, Siobhan

The carbon cycle and climate change mitigation potential of freshwater wetlands

Fowler, David

Thinking outside the box culvert: Nature based sustainable flood management

Giese, Erin

Habitat restoration and bird monitoring on the Oneida Nation

Grear, Daniel

Current and emerging chytrid disease threats to Wisconsin amphibians: Bd and Bsal

Green, Erin

Bog-associated vegetation enhances plant species diversity in southeastern Wisconsin calcareous fens

Greider, Macayla

Assessing the effects of contaminants on restored wetland invertebrate communities

Hartsock, Jeremy

Coastal wetland plant community responses to record-high Lake Superior water levels: An Allouez Bay case study

Hayden, Nick

Central WI assessment: Using available GIS data to evaluate regional hydrologic alteration and opportunities

Herbert, Ellen

Greenhouse gas dynamics and tradeoffs in wetlands

Janssen, Erik

Little Plover River Headwaters Wetland Restoration Remnant Seedbank Study, Plover, Wisconsin

Johnson, Olivia

A wetland practitioner's guide to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report

Jonjak, Allison

Exploring cranberry soil health: Comparing physical, chemical, and biological traits of WI cranberry marshes

Kelly, Brenda

Upper Mississippi River Restoration: Adaptive management for Big Muddy Anurans

Knudson, Michael

Hydrologically modified Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and applications in watershed planning

Kolb, Liam

Reference wetland hydrologic regime monitoring

Krauss, Ken

Wetland carbon and environmental management: Inland wetlands

Kuchma, Tony

Habitat restoration and bird monitoring on the Oneida Nation

Leach, Alexis

The use of benthic wetland algae for tertiary wastewater treatment in Chicago, Illinois

Lorch, Jeffrey

The history of snake fungal disease and its implications for snake species in the eastern USA

Magyera, Kyle

Assessing infrastructure vulnerabilities to prioritize natural flood management

Marti, Aaron

Assessment of floristic quality, composition, and soil P dynamics in restored and natural SE WI wetlands

Milburn, Scott

The documentation and exploration of Sprague Creek Peatland Scientific and Natural Area

Mitchell, Kelsey

Temporal changes in unisexual and sexual Ambystoma salamander populations in southeast Michigan

Noll, Christopher

Hydrologic restoration of historically drained wetland in the Evansville Wildlife Area

O'Brien, Erin

Case studies in hydrologic assessment: Approaches for finding high impact wetland restoration opportunities

Paloski, Rori

Conservation and management of the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) in Wisconsin

Pearson , Robert

34 Years of WisDOT wetland mitigation: Past, present, future, and did you know?

Puz, Matt

After Phragmites: Testing the efficacy of multi-year herbicide treatment in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Basin

Rutherford, Ryne

European frogbit (Hydrocharis morus-ranae L.) discovered in a coastal wetland with declining floristic quality

Scheibl, Isabella

Fragment growth survival of Myriophyllum spicatum (Eurasian watermilfoil)

Schiedermayer, Lydia

Reconnecting a riverine wetland: Constructing a hydrologic budget for a restored wetland

Sulman, Joshua

Wetland restoration for an uncertain future: Incorporating climate adaptation at Bohn Farms

Thompson, Alice

Wetland restoration within the chaos of our shifting world: 2010-2022

Trebitz, Anett

Visualizing wetland water: Watershed and buffer conditions organize cross-USA wetland water quality

Volkening, Aaron

Some things you always wanted to know about water modeling...but were afraid to ask

Wagner-Lueck, Nicole

Wetland connections: The correlation of parasites between ducks and snails collected from Mead Wildlife Area

Wallrath, Matthew

Unraveling the knotweed complex with genetics

Wefferling, Keir

Using bryophytes as wetland indicator species for peatland integrity.

White, Marc

Bioengineering for resiliency: Using stormwater wetlands to halt mass wasting of Lake Michigan coastal bluffs

Wilson, Cole

Assessing avian abundance and richness in structurally diverse black ash wetlands

Woody, Sarah

Risk assessment of heavy metals in sediment, root, and mammal tissue at Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

Badje, Andrew

The Wisconsin frog and toad survey: Recent developments in citizen science

Booth, Eric

Enhancing stream-floodplain connectivity in the Driftless Area: opportunities and assessment

Burkman, Peggy

Great Lakes coastal wetlands adaptation planning at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Casper, Gary

Wetland architects: Burrowing crayfish in Wisconsin as keystone species

Cole, Stephanie

Early discovery and management of the invasive European Frog-Bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) in Wisconsin

Connor, Nick

Restoration of the Honey Creek headwaters

Delaney, John

Climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation thinking for managed wetlands

Demchik, Michael

Managing the matrix: Managing for wildlife habitat across uplands and wetlands

Desai, Ankur

Carbon in WI: Where, how much, how resilient

Fennessy, Siobhan

The carbon cycle and climate change mitigation potential of freshwater wetlands

Fowler, David

Thinking outside the box culvert: Nature based sustainable flood management

Giese, Erin

Habitat restoration and bird monitoring on the Oneida Nation

Grear, Daniel

Current and emerging chytrid disease threats to Wisconsin amphibians: Bd and Bsal

Green, Erin

Bog-associated vegetation enhances plant species diversity in southeastern Wisconsin calcareous fens

Greider, Macayla

Assessing the effects of contaminants on restored wetland invertebrate communities

Hartsock, Jeremy

Coastal wetland plant community responses to record-high Lake Superior water levels: An Allouez Bay case study

Hayden, Nick

Central WI assessment: Using available GIS data to evaluate regional hydrologic alteration and opportunities

Herbert, Ellen

Greenhouse gas dynamics and tradeoffs in wetlands

Janssen, Erik

Little Plover River Headwaters Wetland Restoration Remnant Seedbank Study, Plover, Wisconsin

Johnson, Olivia

A wetland practitioner's guide to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report

Jonjak, Allison

Exploring cranberry soil health: Comparing physical, chemical, and biological traits of WI cranberry marshes

Kelly, Brenda

Upper Mississippi River Restoration: Adaptive management for Big Muddy Anurans

Knudson, Michael

Hydrologically modified Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and applications in watershed planning

Kolb, Liam

Reference wetland hydrologic regime monitoring

Krauss, Ken

Wetland carbon and environmental management: Inland wetlands

Kuchma, Tony

Habitat restoration and bird monitoring on the Oneida Nation

Leach, Alexis

The use of benthic wetland algae for tertiary wastewater treatment in Chicago, Illinois

Lorch, Jeffrey

The history of snake fungal disease and its implications for snake species in the eastern USA

Magyera, Kyle

Assessing infrastructure vulnerabilities to prioritize natural flood management

Marti, Aaron

Assessment of floristic quality, composition, and soil P dynamics in restored and natural SE WI wetlands

Milburn, Scott

The documentation and exploration of Sprague Creek Peatland Scientific and Natural Area

Mitchell, Kelsey

Temporal changes in unisexual and sexual Ambystoma salamander populations in southeast Michigan

Noll, Christopher

Hydrologic restoration of historically drained wetland in the Evansville Wildlife Area

O'Brien, Erin

Case studies in hydrologic assessment: Approaches for finding high impact wetland restoration opportunities

Paloski, Rori

Conservation and management of the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) in Wisconsin

Pearson , Robert

34 Years of WisDOT wetland mitigation: Past, present, future, and did you know?

Puz, Matt

After Phragmites: Testing the efficacy of multi-year herbicide treatment in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Basin

Rutherford, Ryne

European frogbit (Hydrocharis morus-ranae L.) discovered in a coastal wetland with declining floristic quality

Scheibl, Isabella

Fragment growth survival of Myriophyllum spicatum (Eurasian watermilfoil)

Schiedermayer, Lydia

Reconnecting a riverine wetland: Constructing a hydrologic budget for a restored wetland

Sulman, Joshua

Wetland restoration for an uncertain future: Incorporating climate adaptation at Bohn Farms

Thompson, Alice

Wetland restoration within the chaos of our shifting world: 2010-2022

Trebitz, Anett

Visualizing wetland water: Watershed and buffer conditions organize cross-USA wetland water quality

Volkening, Aaron

Some things you always wanted to know about water modeling...but were afraid to ask

Wagner-Lueck, Nicole

Wetland connections: The correlation of parasites between ducks and snails collected from Mead Wildlife Area

Wallrath, Matthew

Unraveling the knotweed complex with genetics

Wefferling, Keir

Using bryophytes as wetland indicator species for peatland integrity.

White, Marc

Bioengineering for resiliency: Using stormwater wetlands to halt mass wasting of Lake Michigan coastal bluffs

Wilson, Cole

Assessing avian abundance and richness in structurally diverse black ash wetlands

Woody, Sarah

Risk assessment of heavy metals in sediment, root, and mammal tissue at Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

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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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