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Red Cedar Watershed Conference Thursday, March 9, 2017

Memorial Student Center
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Time: 8:30am – 4:15pm
2017 Planned Keynote Speakers
LAND
Healthy Soils, Clean Water
Jimmy R. Bramblett, Deputy Chief for Science and Technology
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

WATER
I Dreamed the Earth was Healed and Whole Again
Kathleen Dean Moore, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emerita
Oregon State University

PEOPLE
Why the Red Cedar Watershed Will Not Fail: Practical Lessons from the LAKES Project
Nels Paulson, Associate Professor, Sociology
Tina Lee, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Chris Ferguson, Associate Professor, Economics
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Do you farm? Do you live in town? Do you manage residential, commercial or public property? Do you enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing? Do you think the economic and environmental health of this beautiful region is important?

Event Highlights:
Farm, city and waterfront success stories — profitable land management for clean water
Solutions to the serious problem that plagues our lakes and rivers — runoff pollution
A great networking opportunity for all citizens at an important event
Approved for CEUs: .6 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout or 6 CEUs for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Chippewa Valley Nature Festival – June 3 to 5

http://www.chippewavalleynaturefestival.com

 

National Trails Day – June 4

The Friends of the Red Cedar Trail/Hoffman Hills have a great day planned for National Trail Day, Saturday, June 4th.* Activities are planned at the Red Cedar State Trail, Depot Visitor Center. The trail, always free for walking, will be free for biking on June 4th. Fishing is also free at Riverside Park. Simple Sports will give bikes a free safety check, and the Mayo Clinic will be available for bike helmet fitting. Free cookies and lemonade will be available from 10:00-2:00, and lunch is available for purchase for $4.00.

Lots of fun activities are planned for the day. Penny, from the DNR, will have a booth set up with activities, games, and prizes. The Nature Center will be returning, scheduled for 9:00-10:00, and was a huge attraction last year. Kids and adults enjoyed petting the turtle. Their program is on reptiles and amphibians, and is fun for folks of every age. From 11:00-1:00, the Raptor Center will again present and bring their birds of prey. It is a real treat to see these birds up close and hear about their habits.

Geo-caching will be available from 10:00-2:00. Some units will be provided, or bring your own. Free fishing will be available at Riverside Park. Poles and lures provided, or bring your own. Prizes will be provided. From 10:00-2:00, the Girl Scouts will be available and provide the supplies necessary to make a bird feeder. The Mayo Clinic Wellness Program will be conducting demonstrations on the new exercise equipment at Riverside Park at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce will have the Depot staffed and DNR staff is available to answer any questions. Trail passes, annual dues as a Friends’ member, and t-shirts can be purchased.

Although the activities end at 2:00 p.m., everyone is encouraged to get out and enjoy a walk or bike on the Red Cedar State Trail and to enjoy a hike at Hoffman Hills.

Rain date is 6/5/16. The Raptor Center will return on 6/5/16, but other activities may not be available. Check the Friends of the Red Cedar State Trail/Hoffman Hills web site at HTTP://redcedrhoffman.org for updated information or call the DNR at 715-232-1242

Looking forward to seeing everyone out enjoying National Trail Day at the Red Cedar State Trail.

2015 Chippewa Valley Sustainable Future Festival – Sept. 12

http://www.sustainablefuturefest.com

 

The Land Ethic Reclaimed – On-line Class begins January 26, 2015

The Land Ethic Reclaimed: Perceptive Hunting,
Aldo Leopold, and Conservation
(Begins January 26, 2015)

Website
• Paul Robbins, Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
• Janet Silbernagel, Professor and Professional Programs Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental
Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison
• Timothy Van Deelen, Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Hunting has been a core conservation management tool in the United States since its founding. Indeed,
“perceptive hunters” believe hunting should contribute to conservation rather than hinder it. As conservation
science has improved, so have calls for understanding the role of game species in ecosystems, as well as in
regional politics and economics. Deer, pheasant and elk are cultural icons because of their value to hunters,
and are also a source of persistent controversy because of their role in complex ecological and economic systems.
Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, accepted a chair in game management at the University
of Wisconsin and published a textbook in 1933 marking the emergence of wildlife conservation as a professional
discipline. The scientific and ethical foundations laid down by Leopold fostered the emergence of
a unique model for wildlife conservation in North America.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the historical legacy of wildlife management
and recreational hunting as a part of conservation, the role of wildlife in ecosystems, the importance
of ethics in guiding management decisions and hunter choices, and the politics and economics of
controversies surrounding game and non-game management, hunting, and conservation. We will also
look at the emerging face of hunting today, and contemporary models of conservation. The content draws
on the expertise and experience of scholars, researchers, managers, and citizens in the overlapping spheres
of applied ecology, policy, environmental and natural resource management.
All learners and “perceptive hunters” are encouraged and welcome to participate, whether they are active
hunters, hunting-curious, or simply nature enthusiasts. We especially invite all who pursue participation
in the wild ecology of one’s place, who want to explore the American conservation model and Aldo Leopold’s
Land Ethic.
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong

Empty Bowls – Sat., March 7, 2015

Join Us for Empty Bowls
Sat., March 7, 2015, 11 am-2 pm, Menomonie Middle School
Delicious Soup Lunch, Silent Auction, Music, Bake Sale, Displays, Children’s Activities
Tickets:  $18 at the door includes lunch and a beautiful pottery or wood bowl

Red Cedar Watershed Conference 2015 – March 12, 2015

Memorial Student Center
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Website 

 


2015 Planned Keynote Speakers

LAND-
Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist
NRCS East National Technology Center, Greensboro, North Carolina

WATER-
Rod Olson, MD, Red Cedar River Partnership
and co-chair of the Red Cedar Watershed Conference 

PEOPLE-
Sean Kershaw, Executive Director
Citizens League of Minnesota


Do you farm? Do you live in town? Do you manage residential, commercial or public property? Do you enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing? Do you think the economic and environmental health of this beautiful region is important?

Event Highlights:

  • Farm, city and waterfront success stories — profitable land management for clean water
  • Solutions to the serious problem that plagues our lakes and rivers — runoff pollution
  • A great networking opportunity for all citizens at an important event
  • Approved for CEUs: .6 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout or 6 CEUs for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources