|P.O. Box 884 * Chippewa Falls, WI 54729|
2013 Annual Meeting
How Land Trusts Can Conserve Biodiversity
In his presentation, From Acres to Ecosystems: How Land Trusts Can Conserve Biodiversity, Bill will explore Wisconsin's biodiversity. He'll discuss how Wisconsin has its own ecological identity, a unique fingerprint composed of the species and ecosystems that are found throughout our landscape. He'll also look at the difficult challenges facing conservationists -- species extinction, habitat loss, land use change, etc. Bill will discuss the importance of thinking strategically and globally when doing on-the-ground conservation work in one's own backyard, highlighting characteristics of the Chippewa County area. Bill is proud of being a fifth generation Chippewa Valley native, and has had a variety of experiences in conservation management in Wisconsin. Currently with the DNR, he assists in management of Wildlife Areas and State Natural Areas throughout west central Wisconsin. He was formerly stewardship manager of West Wisconsin Land Trust, and a wilderness technician for the US Forest Service in northern Minnesota. He's also a long-distance hiker, and has a degree in ecological restoration from Northland College. He is the former Vice-President of The Prairie Enthusiasts, a multistate organization dedicated to restoration and protection of fire-dependent landscapes in the upper Midwest. He has helped organize the area Prairie Enthusiasts chapter, and a citizen-based monitoring program to survey for grassland birds in the Lower Chippewa River.
Bill was recently awarded the 2013 Earthgreen Award by the Chippewa Valley Sierra Club.
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Chippewa County Courthouse, Room 302
Program: From Acres to Ecosystems: How Land Trusts Can Conserve Biodiversity, featuring Bill Hogseth