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Nicolet College

Monday, November 5, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

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50 Years of Wildlife Conservation


Take a journey through the rich history of wildlife conservation in Wisconsin. Topics will include the founding of the wildlife profession by Aldo Leopold, the establishment of the Conservation Commission and the Conservation Department, and the statewide expansion of conservation programs. Emphasis will be on conservation in the Northwoods and local conservation success stories will be emphasized. Continue exploring this topic during a Saturday morning trek at the Thunder Marsh State Wildlife Area just north of the village of Three Lakes. participants will review the ecological and natural history of the marsh, view wildlife, and discuss the future of wildlife conservation on the wildlife area and in Wisconsin.

Ron Eckstein, Retired Wildlife Biologist Wisconsin DNR

Monday, November 5, 5:30 - 7 pm
Rhinelander, Nicolet - Fieldside Center 102
Thunder Marsh State Wildlife Area

Ron Eckstein served as a wildlife biologist for 36 years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In retirement, Ron volunteers for the DNR, working with bald eagles, ospreys, and old growth forests. He also volunteers with The Wildlife Society, Northwoods Land Trust, Partners in Forestry, DNR Silviculture Guidance Team, and recently, with a new conservation group called Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices For Conservation.



50 Years of Conservancy and the Northwoods Land Trust 


For more than 50 years, landowners have stepped up to permanently conserve their own private lands in the Northwoods. Join us as we explore the successes of five decades of private land conservation and learn how the land trust movement enabled conservation to expand statewide and internationally. Following the talk, we will
drive two miles to the Holmboe Conifer Forest State Natural Area in Rhinelander. Gifted to The Nature Conservancy, dedicated as a State Natural Area, and now managed by the Northwoods Land Trust, the Holmboe property was donated to The Nature Conservancy in 1965 and represents one of the first voluntary land trust projects in the state. Hiking into the preserve is like stepping back in time – a time when huge pines and hemlocks covered the north. 

Bryan Pierce, Executive Director of the Northwoods Land Trust and
Matt Dallman, Nature Conservancy-Wisconsin Director of Conservation
Tuesday, September 25, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rhinelander, Nicolet - Northwoods Center 209
Talk: 9:30 - 10:30 am followed by hike at the Holmboe State Natural Area in Rhinelander from 11 am - 12:30 pm (transportation not included).


Bryan Pierce has served as full-time Executive Director of the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) since January, 2004. He has helped NWLT permanently protect more than 11,000 acres of land and 60 miles of lake and river shorelines in the Northwoods. 

Matt Dallman, Wisconsin Director of Conservation, oversees the Nature Conservancy’s statewide science, land protection, and land management activities. He has more than 20 years of experience with projects that focus on ensuring healthy forests in the Baraboo Hills and northern Wisconsin. In his time with the Conservancy, he has been involved with projects protecting more than 110,000 acres of natural areas and working forests.

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Nicolet Area Technical College
5364 College Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Monday, November 5, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

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