Twin Ports Climate Conversations: Working with Wetlands in a Changing Climate

Twin Ports Climate Conversations: Working with Wetlands in a Changing Climate
6/15/21, 12:00 pm - 6/15/21, 1:00 pm


Advance registration is required. This meeting will be recorded. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting after registering.


Join us for an informative presentation by two natural resource managers who will share some of their impressive work in the western Lake Superior region. 

Laurel Wilson, wetlands specialist for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, will give an overview of current waterfowl and herptile monitoring in the 1854 Ceded Territory. In 2020 the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and partners began an effort to establish baseline data on waterfowl and herptile populations in wetlands of the 1854 Ceded Territory. The data collected in this project will inform resource managers and improve understanding of population fluctuations happening within changing environmental conditions. Laurel will present preliminary results of one year of data collection and analysis of the survey methods used.

Kyle Magyera, local government outreach specialist for the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will share information about a unique partnership effort to adapt to the changing climate in northwest Wisconsin. This presentation will highlight reestablishment of the landscape's natural capacity to store and manage water in the Marengo River Watershed of Ashland County, Wisconsin. Kyle will discuss an interdisciplinary, community-driven partnership project developing integrated assessment protocols and strategies to facilitate restoration, reduce flood risks, protect infrastructure and build resilience.

Twin Ports Climate Conversations (TPCC) is a monthly opportunity for community dialogue about questions of climate change. TPCC covers different topics monthly, focusing on perspectives of climate change impacts, adaptation responses, and opportunities for mitigation and resilience. Join the conversation.


Laurel Wilson, wetlands specialist, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Kyle Magyera, local government outreach specialist, Wisconsin Wetlands Association.


Madison Rodman, resilience extension educator, Minnesota Sea Grant.

Image credit: Dave Hoefler.