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Lakeshore habitat restoration training for professionals

principles and practices of lake-friendly landscaping, low impact development, water quality conservation and erosion control of low energy sites on inland Wisconsin lakes

Wednesday, August 27th & Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake

Training Description


Training Agenda

Day 1

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. ​1.0 Registration and Sign-in
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 2.0 Welcome, 2.1 training introduction, 2.2 review of training objectives, 2.3 facility logistics, and 3.0 Attendee introductions - Patrick Goggin, lake specialist-UW-Extension Lakes / WLP
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 4.0 Lakeshore habitat restoration training manual and 4.1 web resources review / discussion
​9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.​ 5.0 Lakes and their land-water connection, 5.1 characteristics and benefits of intact lakeshores, 5.2 challenges created from unsound lakeshore development, and 5.3 the economics of water​
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ​BREAK
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 5.4 Restoration ecology basics and getting to solutions6.0 Defining lakeshore habitat restoration, 6.1 project overview video, 6.2 state standards and biology technical note review, and ​7.0 Discussion of landowner backgrounds and how to work effectively with your customers
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. 8.0 Designing lakeshore habitat restoration projects – steps 1-5
[includes 9.0 Understanding lakeshore soil basics, 9.1 ribbon test how-to, 9.2 collecting soil samples, 9.3 county resources, and 9.4 on-line resources​]​
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ​LUNCH
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 15.0 Designing lakeshore habitat restoration projects – steps 6-10 [includes 15.1 installations, 15.2 project instructions, 15.3 construction notes, and 22.0 long-term care and maintenance suggestions and site monitoring of your lakeshore habitat restoration project]
​2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ​Erosion control 101: causes, factors, identification, and examples review - part 1 and erosion control practice standards and NR328 review - part 2 [includes 19.0 Erosion control basics and examples, 19.1 practices listing review, and 19.2 NR328 tool] - Stacy Dehne, DATCP conservation engineer
​3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Shoreland restoration techniques, bio-engineered projects, and monitoring - part 3 [includes 20.0 A review of ecological design tips, 20.1 low impact development techniques, 20.2 bioengineering, and 20.3 water quality conservation practices for lakeshore settings] - Stacy Dehne, DATCP conservation engineer & Patrick Goggin, lake specialist, UW-Extension Lakes / WLP
​3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. ​BREAK
​4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 11.0 Lakeshore habitat restorations virtual tour - before / after examples and treatment discussion
​5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 12.0 Creating sound lakeshore habitat restoration plans – some suggested components
​ ​Adjourn and sign out

Day 2

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. ​Sign-in 
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 13.0 Native plants and the trajectory of restoration, 13.1 creating species lists, and 13.2 on-line resources - Rob Walker, chief operating officer, Agrecol LLC / Rushing Waters Fisheries, LCC - Evansville, WI
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 14.0 DATCP cost-share funding / County LWCD role in lakeshore habitat restoration
– Derek Kavanaugh, soil conservationist - Green Lake County Land and Water Conservation Department / Wisconsin Lakes Board of Directors
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. ​BREAK
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 16.0 Getting in tune with local shoreland zoning resources, requirements, and permitting
Group round table discussion​
​10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 17.0 WDNR lake grants and a 17.1 new mini-grant pilot for lake health and lakeshores ​
– Pamela Toshner, lake biologist, WDNR Northern Region - West
​11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 18.0 Getting in tune with Wisconsin water law and shoreland permits - part 1
- Dale Rezabek, water regulations and zoning specialist, WDNR Division of Water, Watershed Management
​Noon – 1:00 p.m. ​LUNCH
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 18.0 Getting in tune with Wisconsin water law and shoreland permits - part 2
- Carrie Webb, water management specialist, WDNR Division of Water, Green Bay office
​1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 10.0 A green industry point of view on lakeshore habitat restoration - Lisa Reas, LJ Reas Environmental Consulting Corporation - Green Lake, WI
​2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 21.0 Developing a cost estimate for your project
​2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ​BREAK
​3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 15.0 Designing and implementing lakeshore habitat restoration projects - team practice exercise with lakeshore scenarios
​4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 23.0 Creating a Wisconsin lakeshore habitat restoration case study database
​4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 24.0 Exam discussion / preparation tips / field day logistics overview / maps & directions
​ ​Adjourn and sign out

DAY 3 - Written examination / field day – September 25th, 2014 / Rice Lake, WI  

In cooperation with the North American Stormwater and Erosion Control Association (NASECA) Wisconsin Chapter’s fall meeting and partners from the American Excelsior Company ErosionLab® 

​8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ​Sign in for examination / explore NASECA fall meeting vendors and tables
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ​Written examination
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ​LUNCH / Travel to American Excelsior Company outdoor field laboratory
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ​Hands-on field exercises/stations -review several lakeshore conservation practices and/or industry products)
​3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ​Completion certificates timeline
​Adjourn and sign out ​
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