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Festival Leaders

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Adrian Wydeven, Mammalian Ecologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 21, 62, 117

Amanda Hilgart, Local Birding Expert. Program: 2

Ben Baldwin, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 30, 46

Barb Moldenhauer, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 10, 15, 112

Bill Heart, Advocate and Angler, Trout Unlimited. Programs: 42, 64

Bill George: President (past), Minnesota Ornithologist’s Union. Program: 3

Bill Route, Program Manager/Ecologist (retired), National Park Service. Program: 23

Bob Leis, Author and Fossil Expert. Program: 75

Brad Gingras, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 44, 86                                

Brian Heeringa, Wildlife Biologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 110

Brian J. McCaffery, Natural Resources Planner, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.Programs: 38, 50, 90

Bruce Bacon, Wildlife Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 43, 51, 56, 58

Caitlin Hoenig, Botanist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 67, 109

Cathy Techtmann,Environmental Outreach State Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension.  Programs: 14, 24, 41

Colleen Matula, Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 47, 68

Dan Jackson, former President, Wisconsin Dragonfly Society.Program: 37

Darren Miller, Fisheries Team Supervisor, Les Voigt Fish Hatchery. Programs: 35, 76

David Bratley, Local Birder and Butterfly Expert. Programs: 8, 26, 54

Dick Verch, Professor, Northland College (retired). Programs: 33, 74

Doug Liphart, 4-H & Youth Development Educator, Ashland County UW-Extension. Programs: 14, 24

Emily Stone, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Program: 55, 78

Eric North, Consulting Ecologist, All Things Wild Consulting. Program: 31

Erica LeMoine, Coordinator, LoonWatch, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Program: 55

Erica Peterson, Local Nature Expert. Program: 93

Erika Lang, Conservation Director, Bayfield Regional Conservancy. Program: 73

Faith Fitzpatrick, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey. Program: 97

Gil Schwartz, Local Wild Edibles Expert, Owner, Seasonally Sourced Foods. Program: 69

Haley Appleman, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Programs: 19, 106

Jennifer Foley, Bird Banding Assistant. Programs: 95,103

Jeremy St. Arnold, Wildlife & Forestry Biologist, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Programs: 30, 62, 115

Jim Bryce, Bird Bander & Consulting Forester, Bryce Forestry LLC.  Programs:  95, 103

Joan Elias, Biologist (retired), National Park Service. Programs: 6, 42, 91

Joyce Zifko, Fire Management Officer (retired), Great Lake Bureau of Indian Affairs. Program: 12

Kathy Moe, Biologicial Science Technician (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 40, 92

Karin Kozie, Park Ranger (retired), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Program: 23

Kevin Brewster, Restoration Manager, Superior Rivers Watershed Association. Program: 28

Laine Stowell, Elk Biologist (retired), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Program: 40

Landis Spickerman, Owner, Hermit Creek Farm. Program: 65

Linda Parker, Forest Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 9, 49

Lori Evrard, position title, U.S. Geological Survey. Program: 101

Mariana Brewster-Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, Superior Rivers Watershed Association. Program: 66

Mark Jaunzems, Botanist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 9, 49, 67

Mark Dryer, Wildlife Biologist (retired), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 98, 117

Matt Dallman, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy. Program: 48

Mollie Kreb, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Program: 94

Neil Howk, Asst. Chief, (retired) Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 5, 20, 46, 73, 83

Nick Anich, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 4, 29, 71, 87, 119

Owen Gorman, Director, U.S. Geological Survey. Program: 101

Pam Dryer, Assistant Director (retired), Landscape Scale Conservation, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 98

Pam Ledin, GIS Land Project Assistant, Bayfield County. Program: 97

Patricia Heglund, Biologist and Division Chief, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 11, 99

Peggy Burkman, Biologist, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 36, 45

Perry Thoen, Local Mushroom Expert, Owner, SumaGreen. Programs: 32, 116

Quita Sheehan, County Conservationist, Iron County Land & Water Conservation Department. Program: 12

Ramona Shackleford, Executive Director, Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area. Program: 105

Rick Burkman, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 7, 13, 17, 27, 53, 60, 102, 114

Robert Liebermann, Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 109

Ruth Oppedahl, Executive Director, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Program: 39

Ryan Brady, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 1, 41, 80, 81, 85

Sarah Szymaniak, Program Coordinator, Mary Griggs Burke Freshwater Innovation Center, Northland College. Program: 63

Scott Posner, Wildlife Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 89

Sharon Stiteler, Birding Personality, Photographer, Keynote Speaker, Writer. Programs: 34, 52, 82, 100, 118

Steve Spickerman, Plant Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 25, 65

Steve White, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U. S. Forest Service. Program: 25

Susan Nelson, Interpretive Services Specialist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 59, 70, 104

Ted Koehler, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 57, 72

Tim Oksiuta, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 2, 16, 84, 96, 113

Tom Fitz, Professor, Northland College. Program: 108

Tom George: Local Birding Expert. Program: 3

Tom Gerstenberger, Naturalist & Biology Teacher (retired), South Shore School. Program: 112

Toni Bernhardt, Purple Martin Expert, Wisconsin Purple Martin Association. Program: 77

Tony Janisch, Executive Director, Superior Rivers Watershed Association.  Program: 66

Tracy Hames, Executive Director, Wisconsin Wetlands Association.  Programs: 64, 111

Wayne Rundell, Photographer, Wayne Rundell Photography.  Program: 88

Wendy Stein, Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs:  6, 77, 91

Zach Wilson, Naturalist & Owner, Northwoods Learning Adventures. Program:  22