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Festival Leaders

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Adrian Wydeven, Mammalian Ecologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 19, 60, 112

Alan Brew, Director, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College. Programs: 61, 102

Alex Lehner, Wildlife Technician, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 104

Amanda Hilgart, Local Birding Expert. Program: 3

Andy Edwards, Water Resources Program Manager, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Treaty Natural Resources Division. Programs: 29, 108

Anne Geraghty, Science Teacher, Eau Claire High School. Program: 80

Barb Moldenhauer, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 9, 14, 48, 106

Bill Heart, Advocate and Angler, Trout Unlimited. Programs: 62, 105

Bill George: President (past), Minnesota Ornithologist’s Union. Program: 43

Bill Route, Program Manager/Ecologist (retired), National Park Service. Program: 21

Brad Gingras, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 42, 84, 84                          

Brian Heeringa, Wildlife Biologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 104

Bridget Olson, Refuge Manager, Whittlesey Creek Nat’l. Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Program: 96

Bruce Bacon, Wildlife Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 41, 49, 54, 55

Caitlin Hoenig, Botanist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 103

Cathy Techtmann,Environmental Outreach State Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension. Programs: 23, 44

Colleen Matula, Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 45, 59

Darren Miller, Fisheries Team Supervisor, Les Voigt Fish Hatchery. Programs: 33, 74

David Bratley, Local Birder and Butterfly Expert. Programs: 7, 26, 52,

Dick Verch, Professor, Northland College (retired). Programs: 32, 71

Doug Liphart, 4-H & Youth Development Educator, Ashland County UW-Extension. Program: 23

Emily Stone, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Programs: 20, 53

Eric North, Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 103

Erica LeMoine, Coordinator, LoonWatch, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Program: 53

Erika Lang, Conservation Director, Bayfield Regional Conservancy. Programs: 70, 109

Faith Fitzpatrick, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey. Program: 30, 62

Gabrielle VanBergen, Project Coordinator, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Treaty Natural Resources Division. Programs: 29, 108

Haley Appleman, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Programs: 18, 101

Jan Sharp, Local Birding Expert. Program: 95

Jennifer Foley, Bird Banding Assistant. Programs: 63, 72, 75, 93, 99

Jim Bryce, Bird Bander & Consulting Forester, Bryce Forestry LLC. Programs:  63, 72, 75, 93, 99

Joan Elias, Biologist (retired), National Park Service. Programs: 5, 89

Joyce Zifko, Fire Management Officer (retired), Great Lake Bureau of Indian Affairs. Program: 11

Kathy Moe, Biologicial Science Technician (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 38, 91

Karin Kozie, Park Ranger (retired), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Program: 21

Kathy Wendling, Board President, Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands, Program: 48

Kevin Brewster, Restoration Manager, Superior Rivers Watershed Association. Program: 27

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

Larry Weber, Author, Naturalist and Science Teacher, Marshall School. Program: 34

Linda Parker, Forest Ecologist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 8, 46,

Lori Evrard, Biological Science Laboratory Technician, U.S. Geological Survey. Program: 97

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

Mark Jaunzems, Botanist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 8, 46, 66

Mark Dryer, Wildlife Biologist (retired), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Programs: 98, 112

Mary Gruhl, Director (retired), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Science Education. Program: 68

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

Mollie Kreb, Naturalist, Cable Natural History Museum. Program: 90

Neil Howk, Asst. Chief, (retired) Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 2, 24, 40, 70, 110

Nick Anich, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 10, 28, 69, 85, 113

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

Pam Dryer, Assistant Director (retired), Landscape Scale Conservation, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 95

Pam Ledin, GIS Land Project Assistant, Bayfield County. Program: 30

Peggy Burkman, Biologist, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service. Programs: 50, 80

Quita Sheehan, County Conservationist, Iron County Land & Water Conservation Department. Program: 11

Rich Becker, Writer, Ashland Daily Press. Programs: 45, 59

Rick Burkman, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 6, 12, 16, 31, 51, 57, 98, 107

Ron Miller, Mary Griggs Burke Freshwater Innovation Center, Northland College. Programs: 61, 102

Ruth Oppedahl, Executive Director, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Program: 37

Ryan Brady, Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Programs: 1, 39, 78, 79, 83

Ryne Rutherford, Co-Founder, Biophilia Nature. Programs: 67, 82

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

Steve Sandstrom, Professor (retired), Northland College. Program: 92

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

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

Sue Trull, Ecologist, Ottawa National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Program: 66

Susan Nelson, Interpretive Services Specialist, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 56, 68, 100

Ted Gostomski, Biologist, Great Lakes Inventory & Monitoring Network, National Park Service. Programs: 4, 80

Ted Koehler, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Program: 13

Tim Oksiuta, Local Birding Expert. Programs: 3, 15, 81, 94, 111

Tom George: Local Birding Expert. Program: 43

Tom Gerstenberger, Naturalist & Biology Teacher (retired), South Shore School. Program: 106

Tom Nicholls, Wildlife Research Scientist (retired), U. S. Forest Service. Programs: 35, 76

Toni Bernhardt, Purple Martin Expert, Wisconsin Purple Martin Association. Program: 73

Tracy Hames, Executive Director, Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Programs: 62, 105

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

Wendy Stein, Biologist (retired), Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Programs: 5, 77, 89

Zach Wilson, Conservation Specialist, Iron County Land & Water Conservation Department. Program: 22