Conservation Calendar

Looking to stay up to date on your CEUs? Have producers asking conservation-specific questions you don’t feel confident answering? Looking to host a training and want to avoid conflicts for your audience? You have come to the right place.

Explore our Conservation Calendar for information on conservation-related events and trainings hosted across Wisconsin and beyond.

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Stormwater Workshop

This two-morning webinar offers stormwater professionals a chance to hear experts from around the state share their experiences in green infrastructure, bioswale renovation, construction erosion control, permeable streets, phosphorus export, chlorides, planting and vegetation, and more. This training offers PDHs. Info here.


Badger Crop Connect Spring 2023

The UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Ag Institute and the UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Program will be hosting the fourth annual Badger Crop Connect webinar series for the 2023 growing season. The purpose of this series is to provide agronomists, crop consultants, and farmers with timely crop updates for Wisconsin. These free webinars will be […]

What Environmental Health Professionals Need to Know about Wells

This free webinar will provide an introduction to groundwater, well construction, water quality, and well care best practices for environmental health professionals and others who serve well owners. Information on how to find local experts and sources of additional free training will be included. We'll also introduce our upcoming online workshops (4 hours, also free) on assessing […]

Biofiltration Media – Phosphate release or capture, plant growth, chloride impacts, and more!

Biofilters are rain gardens with underdrains that treat stormwater runoff from urban landscapes, especially where infiltration into shallow groundwater is infeasible or a concern. The biofilter media (e.g., sand, compost, peat, biochar), however, can release phosphate or limit plant growth, so stormwater professionals struggle to choose which media to use in biofilters. A four-year outdoor […]

Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference

The conference features traditional 15 minute presentations and a poster session on the latest in emerging contaminant research, policies, and outreach in the soil, water, and air. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking with those interested in all aspects of emerging contaminants in the environment. Researchers, educators, businesses, government […]


Building Blocks for Sharing Science

Building Blocks for Sharing Science are short, fast-paced trainings that focus on developing skills and situations commonly encountered by environmental professionals. Some of the topics addressed in this learning series are: Thoughtful selection of inclusive language Redirecting disruptive behavior in meetings for more positive outcomes Developing effective data visuals, survey tools, and graphic products Designing […]

On thin ice: Are lakes feeling the heat?

Our planet is experiencing accelerated climate warming, with dramatic consequences not only on lake ecology but also on the ecosystem services we rely on from our freshwater resources. Lakes with seasonal ice cover, which represent more than half of the world’s lakes, are especially sensitive to a changing climate, as ice cover is a strong […]

Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention

Welcome to the Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention website! Our theme for your 2023 gathering is “Building Trust Around Water Together”. Trust is an important part of our everyday lives. We usually have trust in our family members, friends, neighbors, health care professionals, teachers, and so many others in our communities. Trust is something that […]

Ventenata Identification, Impacts, and Management Options

Ventenata (Ventenata dubia) is one of the most recent troublesome invasive plant species to affect range, pasture, and wild lands of the Intermountain Pacific Northwest and Northern Great Plains of the U.S. This presentation will cover biology, ecology, and management of ventenata. Grass identification can be difficult, and this presentation will also discuss how to […]

Common Insect Pests of Vegetable Gardens

North Dakota State University's free Field to Fork webinar seriescontinues with this session on Recognizing Common Tomato Problems and Emerging Diseases in Outdoor and Protected Environments. Info here.

Field Conservation Planning

Become more well-rounded Conservation Planners in the Field. This training will help planners identify resource concerns and identify what conservation practices can be used to solve these concerns and where they should be placed. Soils staff will also be on site to discuss soils and do soils investigations. Site also has WDNR mapped wetlands and […]

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