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Festival Leaders

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Adrian Wydeven, Mammalian Ecologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 21, 61, 114

Al Batt, Writer, Speaker, Storyteller, and Humorist. Programs: 80, 81

Ben Baldwin, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 30, 43

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

Bill Heart, Advocate and Angler, Trout Unlimited. Programs: 47, 109

Bob Dubois, Research Scientist & Aquatic Ecologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Program: 36

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

Bob Leis, Author and Fossil Expert. Program: 74                                 

Brad Gingras, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 45, 84                                

Brian Heeringa, Wildlife Biologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 37, 108

Brian J. McCaffery, Natural Resources Planner, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.Programs: 38, 88

Bruce Bacon, Wildlife Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 44, 51, 55, 57

Caitlin Hoenig, Botanist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 66

Cathy Techtmann,Environmental Outreach State Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension.  Program: 42

Chad Abel, Treaty Natural Resource Administrator, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Program: 30, 112

Chad Andresen, Biological Science Technician, Marquette Biological Station, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 19, 103

Colleen Matula, Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 48, 101

Darren Miller, Fisheries Team Supervisor, Les Voigt Fish Hatchery. Programs: 34, 75

David Bratley, Local Birder and Butterfly Expert. Programs: 9, 26, 53

Deanna Erickson, Education Coordinator, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. Programs: 23

Dick Verch, Professor, Northland College (retired). Programs: 33, 73

Doug Liphart, 4-H & Youth Development Educator, Ashland County UW-Extension. Programs: 96, 104

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

Eric North, Consulting Ecologist, All Things Wild Consulting. Program: 29

Erica LeMoine, Coordinator, LoonWatch, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Program: 54

Erika Lang, Conservation Director, Bayfield Regional Conservancy. Programs: 72, 91

Gil Schwartz, Local Wild Edibles Expert, Owner, Seasonally Sourced Foods. Program: 68

Haley Appleman, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Programs: 18, 54, 102

Jennifer Foley, Bird Banding Assistant. Programs: 92, 99

Jim Bryce, Bird Bander & Consulting Forester, Bryce Forestry LLC.  Programs:  92, 99

Joan Elias, Biologist (retired), National Park Service. Programs: 6, 47, 89

Joe Eucolono, Plant Ecologist,Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 25

John Olson, Mammalian Biologist, (retired) Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Program: 71

John Radloff, Wisconsin Master Naturalist and Volunteer in Parks, National Park Service. Program: 40, 90

Julie Van Stappen, Chief of Planning, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 43, 71

Kathy Moe, Biologicial Science Technician, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 40, 90

Kevin Brewster, Restoration Manager, Superior Rivers Watershed Association. Program: 24

Landis Spickerman, Owner, Hermit Creek Farm. Program: 64

Larry Weber, Author, Naturalist and Science Teacher, Marshall School. Program: 32

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

Mariana Brewster-Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, Superior Rivers Watershed Association. Program: 65

Mark Jaunzems, Botanist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 49, 66

Mark Dryer, Wildlife Biologist (retired), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 94, 114

Mary Jo Gingras, Outreach Program Coordinator, Northland College. Programs: 62, 105

Matt Dallman, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy. Program: 50

Mike Keniry, Fisheries Supervisor, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Program: 71

Mike Mlynarek, Biologist, Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 12, 70, 95

Neil Howk, Asst. Chief, (retired) Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 5, 20, 41, 72, 81

Nick Anich, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 4, 28, 67, 85, 115

Owen Gorman, Director, U.S. Geological Survey. Program: 97

Pam Dryer, Assistant Director (retired), Landscape Scale Conservation, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 94

Peggy Burkman, Biologist, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 35, 46

Perry Thoen, Local Mushroom Expert, Owner, SumaGreen. Programs: 31, 113

Ramona Shackleford, Executive Director, Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area. Program: 101

Rick Burkman, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 8, 14, 16, 27, 52, 59, 76, 98, 111

Robert Liebermann, Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 107

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

Ryan Brady, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 1, 42, 78, 79, 83

Scott Posner, Wildlife Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 87

Steve Hoecker, Director (retired), Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 96, 104

Steve Spickerman,Plant Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs:  25, 64

Susan Nelson, Interpretive Services Specialist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 58, 69, 100

Ted Koehler, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 56, 70

Tim Oksiuta, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 2, 15, 82, 93, 106

Tom George: Local Birding Expert. Program: 3

Tom Gerstenberger, Naturalist & Biology Teacher (retired), South Shore School. Program: 110

Tony Janisch, Executive Director, Superior Rivers Watershed Association.  Program: 65

Tracy Hames, Executive Director, Wisconsin Wetlands Association.  Programs: 63, 109

Victoria Erhard, President (past), Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve. Program: 3

Wayne Rundell, Photographer, Wayne Rundell Photography.  Program: 86

Wendy Stein, Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs:  6, 77, 89

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