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                                                                        2019 Lineup

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,

                    Sara Roltgen


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. 


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