2017 Wetland Science Conference
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to Thursday, March 02, 2017
Category: Partner Meetings
February 28 - March 2
Holiday Inn Convention Center
Stevens Point, WI
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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.
The 2-day conference, which will draw upwards of 300 attendees, will include a keynote address, organized symposia, topical oral sessions, a poster session, working groups, a banquet, and field trips to area wetlands.
View a printable Conference Announcement.
The conference theme in 2017 is Wetland Connections. Wetlands are places of connections. They occur where land meets water, connecting the places that are “always dry” and the places that are “always wet.” They can be places where surface water and groundwater connect, whether replenishing groundwater or releasing groundwater through seeps and springs. They are central to the concept and function of watersheds, helping manage the flow of water from the top of a watershed to the bottom.
Wetlands also connect people with nature and the landscape. They connect communities with natural solutions to important issues like flooding and clean water. They are favorite go-to spots for birders, wildlife-watchers, paddlers, and hunters, providing places for solace, respite, exercise, learning, and fun.
The Wetland Science Conference offers wetland connections too: people connected with new information about wetlands to help us all work better; improved understanding of the role wetlands play in our watersheds and our communities; and new and enriched relationships between people who love and work for wetlands.