2019 Annual Workshop: Social and Economic Value of Lakes
Natural shorelines and water resource protection was the focus of the annual workshop of lake group leaders and members from six northern Wisconsin counties on Friday, July 12, at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. Did you miss our annual workshop? Or, did you attend and are craving additional knowledge?
Here are two presentations from the meeting that may be of interest to you and your lake group:
1. Dane Whittaker’s presentation on use of lakes as a shared, common resource is here. Dane is working with local lake groups to determine how lakes influence organizations, and how organizations influence lakes. His research is a part of the larger project called FishScapes, which “explores the coupled natural-human dynamics of freshwater recreational fishery landscapes.” To learn more about this work, visit the project website.
2. Quita Sheehan spoke about the importance of natural shorelines, as well as the state and county level funding opportunities for land owners. Her presentation is available here.
For more information on healthy shorelines and cost sharing, check out:
- Wisconsin Healthy Lakes
- Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department
- plus explore our many resources/initiatives and articles on our website.
We hope to see you at next year’s annual workshop in July of 2020!
Emily Heald is the Water Program Coordinator at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, as well as a member of the VCLRA board.