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The 2011 Volunteer Stream Monitoring Symposium Agenda

Thursday, March 24 and Friday March 25, 2011
Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711-5984

Agenda in pdf (10 KB pdf file)

Thursday, March 24

2:30 PM Registration opens and poster set-up
2:45 PM

Welcome - Kris Stepenuck

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Farmer Perspectives
Panel discussion of farmers representing various styles of farming. Ken Genskow will moderate. Panelists are as follows:

  • Tony Ends, Scotch Hill Farm, Brodhead

  • Duane Chapman, Chapman Brothers Farm, Tomah

  • Joe Bragger, Bragger Family Dairy, Independence

  • Jim Mlsna, Ocooch Farms, Hillsboro

6:00 -8:00 PM

Social Hour and Awards

Visit a popular downtown Madison gathering spot, The Great Dane, to network with others and for presentation of this year's Stream Monitoring Awards

Friday, March 25

8:00 AM Registration, poster set-up, and coffee
8:30 AM

Welcome and Agenda review - Kris Stepenuck

8:45 - 9:45 AM

Session I
Legal Aspects of Farming and Water Quality Monitoring- Jamie Saul, Esq., McGillivray Westerberg & Bender, LLC

9:45 - 10:00 AM


10:00 – 11:00 AM

Session II
Known Nutrient Impacts on Farms and Water Quality - Dr. Dale Robertson, USGS, and Dr. Matt Diebel, WDNR

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Discovery Farms Monitoring and Wisconsin Runoff Trends - Fred Madison, UW Discovery Farms

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch and posters

1:00 - 2:30 PM Session III Concurrent Sessions
  1. What to Monitor / Monitoring Design / Case Study - Nancy Turyk, UW-Stevens Point and Russ Tooley, Centerville Cares
  2. A. Impact of Geology on Your Watershed- Bill Hafs, Brown County
    B. Managed Grazing and Impacts on Water Quality - Laura Paine, DATCP
2:30 -2:45 PM Break
2:45 - 4:15 PM Session IV Concurrent Sessions
  1. WI Agricultural Standards; Understanding Nutrient Management Plans- Dan Helsel, WDNR, and Jim VandenBrook, DATCP
  2. Case studies:
  • Bob Nelson, LaCrosse County, Dutch Creek and Adams Creek Monitoring
  • Matt Komiskey, USGS, Monitoring Real-Time Water Quality Trends and Regression Development for Water Quality Constituents within Black Earth Creek Watershed, Wisconsin
  • Ted Ludwig, volunteer, NOAA cyanobacteria study and development of a nonprofit watershed group
4:15 - 4:30 PM Evaluations, door prize drawings*, and adjourn

*Including Tidbit thermistors from Onset. Must be present to win.

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