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Festival Leaders

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Adrian Wydeven, Mammalian Ecologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 61, 107

Anna Maria Hansen, Assistant Editor, Price County Review. Program: 64

Ben Baldwin, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 27, 40

Barb Moldenhauer, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 11, 14

Bill Bussey, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Chequamegon Chapter. Programs: 73

Bill Heart, Advocate and Angler, Trout Unlimited. Programs: 23, 44, 101

Bob Leis, Author and Fossil Expert. Program: 68

Brad Gingras, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 42, 81                              

Brian Heeringa, Wildlife Biologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 35, 100

Bruce Bacon, Wildlife Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 41, 48, 52, 54

Cathy Techtmann,Environmental Outreach State Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension. Program: 39

Chad Abel, Treaty Natural Resource Administrator, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Program: 27, 105

Chad Andresen, Biological Science Technician, Marquette Biological Station, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 19, 97

Colleen Matula, Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Program: 45

Darren Miller, Fisheries Team Supervisor, Les Voigt Fish Hatchery. Programs: 31, 70

David Bratley, Local Birder and Butterfly Expert. Programs: 9, 22, 50

Dick Verch, Professor, Northland College (retired). Program: 30

Doug Liphart, 4-H & Youth Development Educator, Ashland County UW-Extension. Programs: 92, 103

Edith Leoso, Tribal Preservation Office, Natural Resources Department, Bad River Tribe. Program: 7

Emily Stone, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Programs: 2, 34, 51, 58

Eric North, Consulting Ecologist, All Things Wild Consulting. Program: 26

Erica LaMoine, Coordinator, LoonWatch, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Program: 51

Erika Lang, Conservation Director, Bayfield Regional Conservancy. Programs: 66, 87

Gary Cholwek, Biological Science Technician, Great Lakes Science Center, USGS. Programs: 28, 106

Haley Appleman, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Programs: 18, 96

Henry Quinlan, Fisheries Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Program: 69

Jason Maloney, Center Director, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, U. S. Forest Service. Program: 71

Jennifer Foley, Bird Banding Assistant. Programs: 83, 91

Jim Bryce, Bird Bander & Consulting Forester, Bryce Forestry LLC. Programs: 83, 91

Joan Elias, Biologist (retired), National Park Service. Programs: 6, 44, 88

Joe Eucolono, Plant Ecologist,Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 21

Joyce Zifko, Fire Management Officer(retired), Bureau of Indian Affairs – Great Lakes Agency. Program: 99

Kathy Moe, Biologicial Science Technician, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 37, 86

Kevin Brewster, Restoration Manager, Bad River Watershed Association. Program: 20

Landis Spickerman, Owner, Hermit Creek Farm. Program: 59

Larry Weber, Author, Naturalist and Science Teacher, Marshall School. Program: 29

Linda Parker, Forest Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 10

Mariana Brewster-Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, Bad River Watershed Association. Program: 60

Mark Jaunzems, Botanist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 10, 46, 62

Mark Dryer, Wildlife Biologist (retired), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Program: 107

Mary Jo Gingras, Outreach Program Coordinator, Northland College. Program: 58

Matt Dallman, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy. Program: 47

Matthew Reetz, Executive Director, Madison Audubon Society. Programs: 63, 77, 78

Mike Defoe,Assistant Fisheries Biologist, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Program: 105

Mike Mlynarek, Biologist, Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 12, 90

Neil Howk, Asst. Chief, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 5, 38, 66, 78

Nick Anich, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 4, 25, 63, 82, 108

Pam Roberts, Invasive Plant Specialist. Program: 95

Peggy Burkman, Biologist, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 32, 43

Quita Sheehan, Conservation Specialist, Vilas County Land & Water Conservation Department. Programs: 95, 99

Rich Becker, Writer, Ashland Daily Press. Programs: 45, 67

Rick Burkman, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 8, 13, 16, 24, 49, 56, 93, 104

Ruth Oppedahl, Executive Director, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Programs: 36, 76

Ryan Brady, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 1, 39, 75, 76, 80

Scott Posner, Wildlife Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 84

Steve Hoecker, Director (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 92, 103

Steve Spickerman,Plant Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 21, 59

Susan Nelson, Interpretive Services Specialist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 55, 65, 94

Ted Gostomski, Avian Biologist, National Park Service. Program: 40

Ted Koehler, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Program: 53

Tim Oksiuta, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 3, 15, 79, 89, 98

Tom Gerstenberger, Naturalist & Biology Teacher (retired), South Shore School. Program: 102

Tom Matthiae, Wildlife Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 85

Tom Nicholls, Wildlife Research Scientist, (retired), U. S. Forest Service. Programs: 33, 72

Tony Janisch, Executive Director, Bad River Watershed Association. Program: 60

Tracy Hames, Executive Director, Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Programs: 23, 101

Wendy Stein, Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 6, 74, 88