Thursday February 14
Love and Land: Managing Private Lands for Public Good
Professor Adena Rissman, UW-Madison Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Adena’s research group studies the relationships between people, institutions and ecosystems. She will explain how the tools of Wisconsin land trusts and local governments are protecting private lands. We’ll get her insight into the benefits of BRPA’s 37 conservation easements in the bluffs.
Sponsored by: Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei Law Firm, MBE CPAs, Johnsen Insurance, Minuteman Press Baraboo
Wednesday February 27
BRPA Birthday Party: Celebrating our First 25 Years
Todd Persche, Executive Director of BRPA
You’re invited on an informal journey through the humble beginnings of local conservationists who transformed this organization into a mature land trust.
Todd will host a panel of past and present colorful characters who have traveled down from the hills to take your questions. Expect an evening of fun
photos, embellished stories, laughter and yes, there will be cake. Sponsored by: Gerd Muehllehner, Village Booksmith, Mary-Luckhardt-Klemm,
Thursday March 14
Lyme Disease in the Local Landscape
Dr. Susan Paskewitz, Chair of the UW-Madison Entomology Department
Wisconsin is a hotspot for diseases transmitted by the blacklegged “deer” tick. Many of you who spend time outside in the forested bluffs have learned this fact the hard way. Susan will give us the latest information from her Medical Entomology Lab’s investigation into the dynamics of tick populations and disease transmission in relation to deer density and small mammal communities.
Sponsored by: Barbara & Terrence McCormick, Annie Randall Memorial Book Club, the Grainery, Pat Bullard
Wednesday March 27 Renewable Resources in Wisconsin: A Progress Report
Heather Allen, Program Director of RENEW Wisconsin
We end our lecture series looking forward to the next twenty-five years, with the effects of climate change disruptions firmly on the horizon. Heather will help us to steer away from this scenario by providing a road map to better days powered with fewer fossil fuels. She will detail initiatives that we can implement locally and yes, there will be pizza and drinks.
Sponsored by: Hiroshi & Arlene Kanno, Edward Jones Financial Advisor-Preston Baus, HealthSource Chiropractic of Baraboo
Major funding for the series provided by the Arnold and Judith Utzinger Fund at the Greater Sauk County Community Foundation, Rotary Club of Baraboo, and members of the Baraboo Range Preservation Association.