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Working groups

Working groups are your chance to dive into focused topics, discuss issues and concerns with a group of colleagues facing similar challenges, or develop action plans on particular topics. No pre-registration is needed to participate in working groups and special sessions.

Working groups for the 2021 virtual science conference will be held in the afternoons, after the morning’s oral presentations. 

Practitioners' Working Group

Thursday, February 18
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm

This session offers an opportunity for wetland practitioners—including consultants, federal, state, and local regulators, land managers, and others—to discuss current issues relevant to their daily work. The agenda will be set by the facilitator with the input of those who participated in similar sessions at previous WWA conferences. This session will be offered via a live video meeting access through the conference virtual event platform.

Facilitators: Eric Parker, Heartland Ecological Group, and Dan Salas, Cardno

Tribal Wetland Programs Working Group

Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

This session will provide tribal wetlands staff with the opportunity to more formally interact, share ideas and best practices, and identify opportunities for collaboration and growth. This working group contributes to efforts to foster long-term collaboration, dialogue, and exchange of information that supports and encourages strategic, effective efforts to restore and care for wetlands in Wisconsin. By invitation only.

Facilitator: Randy Poelma, Ho-Chunk Nation

Sponsored by Forest County Potawatomi Foundation