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Festival Leaders

Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival
Date for the 2024 event will be May 23-25, 2024
Ashland, Wisconsin

Thank you to our 2024 Festival Leaders!

Adrian Wydeven, Mammalian Ecologist (retired), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 13, 37

Ariana London, Park Ranger, Whittlesey Creek Nat’l. Wildlife Refuge. Programs: 33, 43

Barb Moldenhauer, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 7, 35, 57

Bill Heart, Advocate and Angler, Trout Unlimited. Program: 34

Bill Route, Wildlife Ecologist, (retired) National Park Service. Program 49

Brad Gingras, Local Birding Expert. Program: 52                                       

Brian J. McCaffery, Natural Resources Planner, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 23, 36, 48

Bridget Olson, Project Leader, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Program: 8

Bruce Bacon, Wildlife Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 5, 29

Caitlin Hoenig, Botanist, Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 60

Charly Kearns, Conservation Assistant, Landmark Conservancy. Programs: 13, 51

Colleen Matula, Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist (retired), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 1, 28

David Bratley, Local Birding and Butterfly Expert. Program: 37

Eddie Shea, Wildlife Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Program: 53

Emily Stone, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Programs: 9, 11

Eric North, Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 14

Jane Weber, Wisconsin Timberwolf Alliance. Program: 9

Jennifer Foley, Bird Banding Assistant. Program: 50

Jim Bryce, Bird Bander & Consulting Forester, Bryce Forestry LLC.  Program: 50

Joan Elias, Biologist (retired), National Park Service. Program: 55

Joyce Zifko, Fire Management Officer (retired), Great Lakes Bureau of Indian Affairs. Program: 38

Karin Kozie, Park Ranger, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (retired). Program: 49

Kathy Wendling, Board President, Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands. Program: 7

Larry Weber, Author, Naturalist and Science Teacher, Marshall School. Program: 18

Mary Gruhl, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (retired). Program: 41

Matt Dallman, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy. Program: 31

Mitch Baalman, Wildlife Refuge Specialist, Whittlesey Creek Nat’l. Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 8, 17,

Neil Howk, Park Ranger (retired), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 6, 10, 27, 51, 62

Nick Anich, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 30, 40, 47, 59

Peggy Burkman, Biologist, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 20, 26

Rick Burkman, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 12, 32, 42, 57

Ruth Oppedahl, Local Birder. Programs: 24, 61

Quita Sheehan, Conservation Specialist, Vilas County Land & Water Conservation Dept. Program: 38

Ryan Brady, Conservation Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 4, 25, 44, 46

Scott Posner, Wildlife Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 2

Steven Spickerman, Plant Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 15

Stephen White, Biological Science Technician, Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Program: 15

Susan Nelson, Interpretive Services Specialist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest. Programs: 19, 41

Ted Koehler, Coastal Program Manager, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Program: 56

Terry Daulton, Artist and Birder. Program: 62

Tiffany Kersten, Nature Ninja Birding Tours. Programs: 2, 16, 26, 45, 54, 58

Tim Oksiuta, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 3, 39

Tom Piikkila, Forestry Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 28

Tracy Hames, Executive Director, Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Program: 34

Wendy Stein, Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet Nat’l. Forest, USDA Forest Service. Programs: 21, 27