WCTWS Membership Committee Brown Bag Webinar
Restoring a Rare and Imperiled Ecosystem - Wisconsin's Northwest Sands
Robert Hanson, Wildlife Biologist, WDNR
Brian Heeringa, Wildlife Biologist, USFS
Historically, barrens habitat in Wisconsin covered over 2.3 million acres, but only 1% remains today making it a globally rare and imperiled ecosystem. The sandy region of Northwest Wisconsin is considered one of the best chances to save barrens and the numerous species of plants and animals that inhabit them.
Much of the remaining and historic range of the Northwest Sands landscape exists in both public and private ownership, creating a unique and multi-faceted opportunity for integrated management and restoration. Join Robert Hanson and Brian Heeringa as they discuss the history of barrens in Wisconsin and the multi-agency effort to restore this unique and important ecosystem.
PO Box 487, Stevens Point, WI 54481-0487