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​​2020 Lightning Presentations

April 2, 2020 - Thursday 3:30-4:45 pm


Lightning Presentations - Thursday, 3:30-4:45 pm 

Link to video recording of live online event (YouTube):
Lightning Presentations 

Topic: Lake and River Science

  • Shawano Lake Shoreline Survey - Emily Henrigillis, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance
    Discuss the Shawano Lake shoreline survey and its results, the methodology used, and the importance of outreach and education.
    Link to presentation (PDF) 

  • Resilience of Lakes to Influent Nutrient Loss - Don Button, Big Sand Lake Association
    Loss of drainage basin nutrient input and over-fishing can cause rapid genetically imprinted dwarfing of fish. Blue-green algae can respond by supplying nitrogen and dominating microflora at the base of the food chain. These nutrient concentrations are too small for analysis. Reported here is a much needed new method based on competitive inhibition of added radiolabeled nutrients that can resolve the required concentrations for understanding nutrition at the base of the food chain in aquatic systems.
    Link to presentation (PDF)

  • AIS, Now What? The Factors Lake Organizations Consider When Choosing Aquatic Invasive Species Control MethodsCorinne Johnson, Center for Behavior, Institutions, and the Environment at Arizona State University
    Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) pose a major threat to lakes and their management: they disrupt the ecological systems in place, can be costly to treat, and can be disruptive to recreational activities. Lake organizations have been created to aid in the management, stewardship, and conservation of lakes. Over the summer in 2019, we interviewed 31 lake organizations in Vilas County, WI to learn more how lake organizations make the decision about treating their lakes for AIS and why they made these decisions. 
    Link to presentation (PDF)

Topic: Basics of Lakes and Rivers

  • Explore Wisconsin Waters with Underwater DronesSteve Schmidt, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education - LEAF WI K-12 Forestry Education Program
    Underwater drones open up a world of possibilities for students to research professionals, alike. STEM immersion programs captivate the imagination of students as they explore their local aquatic habitats with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Join LEAF, Wisconsin’s K-12 Forestry Education program to think about how you can use these tools to dive into Wisconsin's waters to explore the forest-water interface and beyond.
    See presentation in the YouTube link at the top - Steve's presentation starts at 18:47

  • Fish Hotel Kits: Reaching Out to Audiences of All Ages - Lynn Markham, Center for Land Use Education
    Come learn about the Fish Hotel Kit! It contains books, videos and group exercises to help people of all ages learn about the benefits of leaving trees in lakes. Learn how to use it at your next annual lake group meeting.
    Link to presentation (PDF)

Topic: Monitoring to Action: Stories from the Field

  • Frozen Down Under: A Four-Year Assessment of Ice Anglers and Aquatic Invasive Species in Oneida County - Thomas Boisvert, Burnett County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, Conservation Division – Land Services Department
    In 2012, Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department debuted their ‘Ice Angler AIS Survey and Outreach’ project. The survey was created to provide an understanding of ice angler’s perception AIS, their fishing habits, and demography, and consisted of 11 questions with no right or wrong answers. For seven winter weekends, an AIS Team member attended ice fishing tournaments and traveled to area lakes that experience heavy ice fishing pressure, to engaging AIS discussions with ice anglers and ask them to participate in the survey. This poster details the methods and results of the AIS Teams surveys conducted in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018, and the importance of conducting AIS outreach during the winter months. 
    Link to presentation (PDF)

  • Emerging Contaminant MonitoringKatie Rademacher, Milwaukee Riverkeeper
    Brief overview of Community Leaders Engaged in Aquatic Research (CLEAR MKE) coalition and the work they are doing around emerging contaminants in SE Wisconsin.
    Link to presentation (PDF)

Topic: People and Policy: Action and Updates

  • 5 Things to Know Today About the New Surface Water Grant ProgramAlison Mikulyuk, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
    The WDNR Surface Water Grant Program has a new look for 2020. Program staff will highlight 5 important facts that will help you apply for funding and manage projects in the coming year.
    Link to presentation (PDF)

  • AIS in the AOC - Amanda Smith and Brie Kupsky, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
    In the 1980s, Lower Green Bay and the Fox River below the De Pere Dam was listed as one of 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs) by the International Joint Commission of Canada and the United States. Since that time, thorough assessment and planning have taken place in an effort to restore this area. At the same time, however, new and/or escalating disturbances like climate change and aquatic invasive species (AIS) have further damaged the resiliency of this Area. Here, we focus on AIS as an example of a  major disturbance that causes regime shift, how these species have impacted the ecological and social systems within the AOC, and in what ways AIS have impacted the planning and implementation of restoration projects. 
    Link to presentation (PDF)

  • Diversity of Resilience Scopes in Lake ManagementAlise Crippen, Arizona State University
    Lake organizations are on the front lines of lake management. Faced with numerous challenges and changes including climate change, demographic shifts, and economic changes, how do these lake organizations build resilience? This presentation explores the diversity of resilience in lake organizations through 31 interviews with lake organizations in Vilas County, WI. Our discussion focuses on the implications of these different resilience scopes as a means to strengthen collaborative governance in lake management.
    Link to presentation (PDF)

  • Introduction to Lakes: An Online Course About Lake Ecology and Management - Jo Latimore, Michigan State University
    Decision making for inland lake management often lies largely with local governments and stakeholders. Good decisions require local citizens to understand lake ecology, management options, and legal and social frameworks. In response, we created a new, online “Introduction to Lakes” program. This 6-week course is delivered with innovative instructional technology and is user-friendly for individuals with no prior experience with online learning. Over 800 people have taken the course to date. Course data indicate that learners significantly improved their understanding of course topics and overwhelmingly intend to apply their learning to local lake management efforts.
    Link to presentation (PDF)

Each presenter's email will be shared during their presentation in the chat box, so that you can contact them directly with questions.


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