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Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute

Crew 9 Seminar I

Leadership, Building Values and an Environmental Ethic
The Philosophy and History of Wisconsin Lake Management

Pilgrim Center, Green Lake, WI May 17 - 18, 2012
Seminar I Speaker Contact Info (pdf)
Seminar I Agenda (pdf)

Seminar 1 Goals and Projected Outcomes:

  • Understand Wisconsin Idea history and its relation to lakes
  • Shared values and interest - getting from “my” to “our”, civility
  • Provide opportunities for networking and partnership building with agency staff, resource professionals, other
  • Share your inspiration and love of lakes
  • Conduct a self-assessment of your leadership journey to date and explore where you want it to go into the future

Wednesday Morning


Carroll Schaal - Lakes Team Leader WDNR
Earl Cook - President Wisconsin Association of Lakes
Toni Herkert - Policy Director Association of Lakes
Eric Olson - Director UW-Extension

What Color is Your Personality?

Paul Ohlrogge - UW-Extension Iowa County

Wednesday Afternoon

The Institute & Seminar I...  What to expect

Eric Olson - Director UW-Extension

Expectations for the Institute

Paul Skawinski - Crew 8

Desert II Training

Wednesday Evening

Green Lake Conservancy Foundation
Tom Eddy, Green Lake Conservancy Foundation Board of Directors;
Mark Sesing, WDNR Lake Coordinator;
Jeff Bode WDNR Lakes & Wetlands
Patrick Goggin, UW-Extension Lakes/UWSP
Green Lake Conservancy Foundation
Green Lake Conservancy brochure
Green Lake Conservancy map

Thursday Morning

Key People & Events over 200 years of Conservation History in North America
Randy Stark, WDNR Law Enforcement
Conservation History and Ecology Readings - suggested reading list (pdf 362 kb)
The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership & Strategic Plan
Jeff Bode, WDNR Lakes and Wetlands
Protecting in Partnership The Legacy of Wisconsin Lakes (pdf 6.37 mb)
The Water Way (pdf 981KB)
Ethics and the Role of Lakes in a Sustainable Society
Eric Olson, UWEX Center for Land Use Education
What Would Ald Do? How To Think Like a Lake (pdf 5.57 MB)

Thursday Afternoon

Ethics and Social Responsibility
Justin Rueb UWSP – Department of Psychology
Ethics and Social Responsibility (pdf 127 kb) 
Team building
Kim Becken UW-Extension Lakes
Desert Survival Situation (pdf 127 kb)
Crew VII Closing Discussions, Assignments, and Reflections

NR 115 support materials

Fact sheet
Frequently asked questions
Chapter 115: Wisconsin's Shoreland Protection Program January 2010, Number 649
PowerPoint Overview of NR 115 rule changes by Gregg Breese, WDNR at 2010 Wisconsin Lakes Convention
April 2010, Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine article entitled "A delicate balance where land meets water: guidelines on building and renovating waterfront property have been updated for the first time in 40 years." By  Kathi Kramasz and Gregg Breese
Mitigation fact sheet
2003 research paper entitledComparisons of undeveloped and developed shorelands, northern Wisconsin, and recommendations for restoration" By Joan Elias and Mike Meyer
Effectiveness of Shoreland Zoning Standards to Meet Statutory Objectives: A Literature Review with Policy Implications. Prepared by Thomas W. Bernthal / Edited by Julia R. Barrett PUBL-WT-505-97
Wisconsin Lakes Convention, Green Bay, WI / March, 2010 "Wisconsin's Public Trust Doctrine It's Influence on the Evolution of Wisconsin's Water Ethic." Prepared and Presented by: Michael J. Cain 
To Play the Game - You Need to Know the Rules Town-County Relationships In Zoning Administration." By Michael D. Dresen, Center for Land Use Education, UW-Stevens Point 
"Shoreland Development Density and Impervious Surfaces." By Lynn Markham, UWEX Center for Land Use Education
"County-Level Water Classification in Wisconsin: An Assessment."By the Wisconsin Association of Lakes / June 2007
Shoreline Mitigation Standards summary October 2000

Aldo Leopold reading links

A Sand County Almanac description / review
Discussion Guide for A Sand County Almanac
Land Ethic description

Next seminar readings

Understanding lake data
Critical habitat reading
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