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​Wisconsin Lakes Partnership

2009 Convention Archive

Friday Morning Workshops

March 20, 2009
9:00am -12:00pm

​H. Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) Training

Power Point Presentations from the Workshop:
Presenters: Erin Henegar, AIS Volunteer Coordinator, UW-Extension Lakes, Brenda Nordin, AIS Coordinator for the Northeast Region and Sandy Wickman, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Limit: 25

I. Succession Planning of Family Land and Legal Updates

Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Succession Planning of Family Land
There are several legal tools a landowner can use to protect conservation values on his or her property. Attorney Bill O’Connor will review material and ideas relating to families working through land succession planning. Come learn about land protection fundamentals and the difference between easements, bequeaths, donations, and bargain sales. See how you can leave a land legacy for future generations to cherish!
Legal Updates (after the break)
Legal counsel for the Wisconsin Association of Lakes Bill O’Connor will discuss recent court cases of interest to lake people. This session will also include discussions on pending legislation affecting lakes and lake organizations and a question/answer session for attendees to quiz the veteran water lawyer.
Presenter: Bill O’Connor, attorney with Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson, S.C.

J. Working with Media: Getting Them on your Side and Putting your Best Foot Forward

Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Presenters: Mary Farmiloe, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources visuals consultant and video producer/director, and Tom Turner, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Limit: 16

K. Regional Approaches to Smart Prevention

Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

If you were intrigued by Dr. Jake Vander Zanden’s plenary presentation on smart prevention, join us for this workshop to learn how to apply the techniques in your region! One can imagine that assessments of lake vulnerability are a potentially useful tool for those engaged in prevention efforts. This information could help guide prevention activities in vulnerable locations and needs to get into the hands of the citizens and resource managers working on our lakes. In this workshop, we will create a template for an AIS management strategy document based on the concepts of vulnerability and prevention. We will also discuss the merits of adopting a more regional approach to prevention and assess the barriers to implementing such an approach.
Presenter: Jeff Maxted, research specialist at the UW - Madison Center for Limnology
Limit: 50

L. An Integrative Approach in the Management of Phragmites

Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Handy Links from the Workshop:

Presenter: Ingrid West, a conservation professional trainer with the UW-Extension Environmental Resources Center at UW-Madison

Special Session

Bloom and Gloom: The Scoop on Blue-Green Algae and Human Health

Friday, 10:30am - 12:00pm

In many Wisconsin lakes, blue-green algal blooms are a chronic nuisance that can make recreational lake users think twice about their swimming, boating or skiing plans. With freshwater algal blooms on the increase, being aware of the various health concerns around blue-green algae can help you more confidently address this issue in the lakes you care most about. This session will feature a summary of the human and animal health issues around blue-green algal blooms, and will describe how you can help state health and natural resources staff keep on top of what's happening in Wisconsin on this important and growing lakes management issue.
Presenter: Mark Werner, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 

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