Cabin Fever Lecture Series
Each February and March BRPA presents a lecture series delving into topics that represent our vision for the hills, It's usually your chance to share the warmth of coffee, snacks and talks provided by excellent speakers, often stressing themes pertaining to our upcoming work on the landscape. In 2023 we move back live to our UW-Baraboo campus science lecture hall for two programs.
Wednesday, March 15
Once and Future Wildfires
Jed Meunier, Wisconsin DNR Fire Ecologist
In 2017, Jed spoke to us about what he and his crew discovered from ancient tree stump fire scars at Toni Ankenbrandt’s Pine Bluff BRPA easement property. With this lecture, we’ll learn about how his updated historical fire research has influenced DNR Forestry’s recently released Strategic Priorities. Increasing prescribed burning across all ownerships in Wisconsin is one of their main goals.
Sponsored by: Charlie Luthin, Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei Law Firm, MBE CPAs, The Village Booksmith
Wednesday, April 12
Land Stewardship from a Ho-Chunk Perspective, An Evening of Storytelling
Jon Greendeer, Ho-Chunk Nation Health & Wellness Coordinator at Black River Falls
Spend an evening with tribal member and former Ho-Chunk Nation president, Jon Greendeer, who will share insights into indigenous land stewardship practices that support all species. Open your mind to other forms of land management that honor the Earth and all inhabitants. Jon will share his stories and knowledge of our neighbors and their deep roots in the land.
Sponsored by: MSA Professional Services, Ursula Muehllehner, Mary-Luckhardt-Klemm
Major funding for the series provided by Terrence & Barbara McCormick and members of the Baraboo Range Preservation Association.
Both lectures will be held at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Science Facility, 1006 Connie Road, Baraboo. Doors open at 6:30 pm for cookies and coffee, talks start at 7:00pm