Call UsBack Home

Festival Leaders

2022 Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival Festival Leaders

Adrian Wydeven, Mammalian Ecologist (retired), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 10, 36

Alex Lehner, Biological Science Technician, Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 3

Andy Edwards, Water Resources Program Manager, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Program: 36

Barb Moldenhauer, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 23, 38

Bill Heart, Advocate and Angler, Trout Unlimited. Programs: 8, 22

Brad Gingras, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 2, 34                                  

Brian J. McCaffery, Natural Resources Planner, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 14, 29

Bridget Olson, Project Leader, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Program: 19

Bruce Bacon, Wildlife Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Program: 4

Caitlin Hoenig, Botanist, Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 40

Colleen Matula, Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Program: 28

David Bratley, Local Birder and Butterfly Expert. Program: 21

Eric North, Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 11

Jim Bryce, Bird Bander & Consulting Forester, Bryce Forestry LLC.  Program: 31

Joyce Zifko, Fire Management Officer (retired), Great Lakes Bureau of Indian Affairs. Program: 25

Mark Jaunzems, Botanist & Ecologist, Ottawa Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Programs: 3, 13,

Matt Dallman, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy. Program: 20

Mitch Baalman, Wildlife Refuge Specialist, Whittlesey Creek Nat’l. Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 12, 19

Neil Howk, Park Ranger (retired), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 5, 9, 17, 32

Nick Anich, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 7, 15, 39

Pam Dryer, Assistant Director (retired), Landscape Scale Conservation, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 10

Peggy Burkman, Biologist, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Program: 37

Quita Sheehan, County Conservationist, Iron County Land & Water Conservation Department. Program: 25

Rick Burkman, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 18, 38

Ruth Oppedahl, Local Birder. Program: 27

Ryan Brady, Conservation Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 6, 12, 16, 30, 41

Scott Posner, Wildlife Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 35

Steven Spickerman, Plant Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 26

Stephen White, Biological Science Technician, Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 26

Tessa Levens, Vice President, Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands. Program: 8

Tim Oksiuta, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 1, 24, 33

Tracy Hames, Executive Director, Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Programs: 8, 22

Wendy Stein, Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 23

 

Please note:  Please help us reduce the spread of COVID, and consider the following healthy behaviors when planning your trip to Ashland & Bayfield Counties. 

  • Stay Home when Appropriate – if you are not feeling well
  • Physical (Social) Distancing stay at least 6 ft away (2 arm lengths) apart.
  • Wear Masks when around people and indoors (Restaurants and Stores in our area require masks to be worn)
  • Sanitize – Wash and sanitize your hands frequently

Bayfield County Health Department
Ashland County Health Department

find yourself next to the water