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Zoning as a Tool to Protect Groundwater

From a simple rezone to complex ordinance updates, learn about the process for updating your zoning ordinance. Take a closer look at how communities are addressing new and emerging land uses, replacing long lists of dated uses with use categories, and incorporating graphics and other user-focused features. Info here.

Building Native Agriculture Overview and Action Steps

The beginning of a webinar series designed to assist individuals and Tribes by sharing proven methods which can be used as building blocks for Indigenous agriculture systems, providing a road map to success. These presentations are intended to bolster Native farmers' and ranchers' ability to engage in production agriculture through a better understanding how food […]

2022 County Officials Workshops

Join the University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Education Program and the Wisconsin Counties Association for our County Officials Workshops (COWS), which will be held in person in 2022. THIS ONE-DAY WORKSHOP is a unique opportunity for both newly elected county government officials and veterans of the county board to learn from experienced educators about best […]

Opportunities to Accelerate Watershed-Scale Runoff Management: A Law and Policy Perspective

Tune in to hear environmental attorney Paul Kent share some of the history of stormwater management from a legal perspective, increasing challenges in this arena, and opportunities for watershed-scale solutions to these issues. Paul will discuss hydrologic restoration and related holistic approaches to managing stormwater and how those changes can be implemented given the current […]

Life Hacks over Lunch: A Meet-up Series for Watershed Professionals

This free, virtual meet-up series is a peer-learning opportunity for watershed professionals to share ideas and advice for solving real-life challenges of watershed projects. If you work with farmers and communities on watershed-scale projects to improve water quality and have ever found yourself thinking, “I don’t want to recreate the wheel,” this meet-up series is […]

West Central Spring Conservation Gathering

Building healthy soil amidst an increasingly challenging environment remains a high priority for women landowners in Wisconsin. Join fellow women landowners, farmers and conservationists along with local experts, to delve into climate-smart practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigate the impacts of climate change, while building resilience to strengthen your operation. Info […]

Volunteer Stream Monitoring Workshop

Do you live by a stream or river? Looking for a way to protect streams near you? Become a volunteer stream monitor with the Rock River Coalition! From May to October, our 180+ stream monitors collect data vital to understanding the health of our streams across the Rock River Basin. By the end of this […]

Greg Judy Grazing School

Greg Judy Grazing School, we will be hosting a classroom presentation portion at the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus (1006 Connie Rd, Baraboo) in the Giese Lecture Hall (Room A001) and then heading out to Echo-Y Farm for the afternoon for a pasture walk portion with Greg Judy Info here. 

Dragonfly Monitoring Virtual Training

The Arboretum relies on volunteers to help survey dragonfly diversity and habitat quality. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to participate in this citizen science project and monitor dragonflies in your community. Training participants will learn to identify common dragonfly species, conduct surveys, and record and submit data. No experience needed. Info here. 

Wildlife Habitat Planting (CPS 420)

Join Jeff Kalin, NRCS Wildlife Biologist, and Karin Jokela, Xerces Society Pollinator Planner and Partner Biologist, for a Tech Talk on the new Wildlife Habitat Planting practice (CPS 420). In this session, we will discuss: The rationale for a wildlife specific conservation practice standard Key differences between Wildlife Habitat Planting (420) and Conservation Cover (327) […]

Tracking the Golden-winged Warbler

Birds in North America are facing considerable population decline, with over half of all species declining in the past half-century. This is particularly true for the Golden-winged Warbler, a neotropical songbird that has experienced over a 70% population decline since 1966. Due to their imperiled status, they are currently being considered for listing under the […]