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Toward Harmony With Nature Conference 2023

Get inspired, learn from expert speakers, and connect with others on the topic of sustainable and native landscaping practices.

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University of WI, Oshkosh: The Culver Family Welcome Center 625 Pearl Avenue Oshkosh, WI 54901

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No Refunds

About this event

  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

​2023 Keynote Speaker: Stanley A. Temple, Ph.D. (

"Aldo Leopold, Land Health, and the Resilience of Nature"

Stanley Temple, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and former chairman of the Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program at UW Madison.

Temple will highlight Aldo Leopold’s concept of “land health," a central goal of a “land ethic” which provides a moral compass for living sustainably on Planet Earth. Leopold regarded ecological resilience as one of the pillars of land health.

Feature Address:

Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D.( "Native Species and Ecotones: We Can’t Do Without Them"

Jennifer’s presentation will begin with an overview of ecotones including definitions, environmental significance, examples of ecotones in the landscape, as well as the ecological and metaphorical values of them. She will then highlight the importance of conserving, restoring, and maintaining ecotones in native plantings and landscapes. Finally, she will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to explore their own relationships to native species through guided practices.

Our other speakers include:

Anne Pearce ( “Taking Action on Invasive Plants Through Citizen Science”

David Stevens ( "Native Shrubs and Trees, for the Birds and Bees".

Randy Powers ( "Making Your Yard Wildlife Friendly: Connecting People, Plants and Wildlife.”

Ryan Wallin ( "The Exotic Invasion of Our Native Landscape: How Does It Happen and What Are We Doing About It?"

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