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​​Thursday Special Technical Sessions

April 23, 2015
4:45 - 5:45 pm

Agenda subject to change.

Managing Dams

4:45 - 5:45 pm

This how-to presentation will provide attendees with the basics on how to inspect their dam in between the required inspections, examples of what to look for during inspections, and what can go wrong with a dam. Attendees will also be given contact information for the water management engineers for the county in which the dam is located.

Miriam Gradie Anderson, Floodplain Management Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Bill Sturtevant, State Dam Safety Engineer, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Videos: (if you click on either of these links, they will be saved in your download folder - look in the bottom left corner of this browser window to find them) 
Baldwin Hills (.wmv) 17.2 MB 
Teton​ (.wmv) - 7 MB

AIS Rapid Response 

4:45 - 5:45 pm

This session will provide a review of the state’s AIS Rapid Response Framework.  During this exercise, participants will assume the rolls of various partners (DNR employees, County AIS Coordinators, Lake group members, etc.) to act out the DNR’s Rapid Response process.  Participants of this session will learn how to respond to a new invasive species discovery, be taught the steps that go into planning a response effort, and get a chance to provide feedback on the Department’s process.

Presenter: Amanda Perdzock, Water Resource Management Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

County Lakes and Rivers Association Roundtable  

4:45 - 5:45 pm

Join us for a round table exchange with representatives of county lakes and rivers associations. Others involved in county matters or interested in learning more about countywide association operations are welcome too. This round table is an opportunity to network with your peers in an informal setting and bring forward topics that you would like to discuss. Does your organization have an exciting project, success story, or helpful resources to share? We’d also like to hear your perspectives on current issues and challenges your county’s lakes and rivers face. Plus, we’ll explore ways to collaborate regionally on issues that affect our waters.

Moderator:  Susan Tesarik, Education Specialist, Wisconsin Lakes 

UW-Extension Reimagined

4:45 - 5:45 pm

​Between 1906 and 1916, the University of Wisconsin established University Extension, Cooperative Extension, and 9XM radio as vehicles for connecting university resources to the needs of the public. One hundred years later, UW-Extension leads an array of university programs that continue to serve the people of Wisconsin. Today, Extension is asking how it can remain strong and relevant for the next 100 years. Working in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation, Imagining America, and 12 other state extension systems, UW-Extension is leading a public dialogue around the future scope and direction of university extension in our state. How should Extension prepare to serve the next generation of Wisconsin residents? Come to this special session to share your thoughts and insights with us.
Presenters: TBA

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