This kid friendly presentation is provided by the Land O' Lakes Public Library.
Join Ottawa Botanist Sue Trull for a program highlighting the unusual, beautiful, humorous and just plain odd things Forest Service employees see while working outdoors.
This program is provided by the Ottawa Interpretive Association.
Join Stefan Anderson, Head of Conserve School, for a few hours of paddling. Conserve School is opening up its canoe base on Big Bateau Lake so that club members can explore the 236 acres of Big Bateau Lake, the southern most lake in the Sylvania Wilderness Area. Conserve School will supply canoes, paddlesand PDFs at no charge. Attendees are free to bring their own kayaks or canoes if they would prefer.
Attendees will be briefed on the Sylvania Wilderness Area rules and will be required to adhere to them.
Please bring: picnic lunch, shoes that can get wet, and an adventurous spirit. If you would like to fish, you need a Wisconsin or Michigan fishing license, artificial lures (no live bait), and barbless hooks.
There will be a grill available for those that would like warm food at the boat launch picnic area.
This event is free to Land O Lakes Fish & Game Club members and their guests.
Bibi Gaston will speak about her discovery of 5,000 pages of letters penned between the years 1938-1941 by a group of men and women Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, called the “Old Timers.”
Mt. Whitney to Yosemite, A Lifetime Walking the John Muir Trail & Pacific Coast Trail
In 1977, high school graduates, Cheryl Emrich (Pytlarz) 17 years old and Frances French (Reneau) 18 years old, set out alone to hike over 350 miles in over 6 weeks along the High Sierra in California. Their trek included all of the John Muir Trail, additional mileage on the PCT, and a dozen day hikes on layover days. They did not finish as planned. Life intervened and 41 years later in 2018 they reunited to complete the last week of their youthful ambition.
6:30 pm refreshments
7:00 pm program
Explore the many different waterfalls found on the Ottawa National Forest with Scott Pearson, Biological Technician on the Ottawa. Scott will discuss the locations, access, features, and photography of the waterfalls.
Doug Tarkowski will take you through his experiences as a Merchant Marine on The Great Lakes, including tales, trivia, and a short video.
Bart, from Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, will be here to teach us all about Birds of Prey. He will bring along a few of his rescued birds to help him! This program is graciously sponsored by Conserve School of Land O’ Lakes.
Discover the natural history of one of the Ottawa’s most fascinating animals. The audience will have a chance to win prizes as contestants on “The Big Black Bear Game.” This program is fun for children and informative for adults.
Slip into the shoes of a wildlife biologist with Joe Panci, the Ottawa National Forest’s Conservation Education Coordinator; craft questions together about animals that would help in managing them; then venture outside to discover how these questions can be answered using radio telemetry equipment, maps and compasses.
The growth of railroads in America in the late 19th and early 20 centuries both helped and hindered the conservation movement in this country. With a focus on the National Parks of the west and the National Forests of the Upper Peninsula, this illustrated program will explore the role of railroads in that movement.
Adrienne will talk about her experiences working as a ranger at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 2016, the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. Come learn about being a park ranger, living in the Black Hills, and what it was like to protect one of the most iconic works of art in the world.
Despite the remarkable emotional appeal and scientific value of oldgrowth forests, they are rare in the Great Lake States. John Bates will discuss where they are, what are their values, and why did we cut these forests down so thoroughly and quickly?
The Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film touches on the beginning of the Conservation Movement as well as the creation of the first National Forests. Join us to discover why the movement formed, and what it took to build the U.S. Forest Service.
The Greatest Good: World War II transformed the function of the Forest Service from a minimal use, to a multiple use agency. Learn how the war, and subsequent years shaped the USFS into the agency of today.
5K and Half Marathon trail running options.
This event is a collaboration between Great Lakes Endurance and Conserve School, who both share a passion for creating awareness of the natural environment. The race course travels along 7 wilderness lakes and includes elegant single track as well as wide grassy cross country ski trail. Nationally recognized as an environmentally focused private academy, the Conserve School provides students with a world class curriculum in the heart of Wisconsin’s north woods. The school also features over 20 kilometers of cross country ski trails and 8 kilometers of sustainably built single track. The school has a large photovoltaic array, a “Green Machine” wastewater treatment facility, and a community organic garden.
Register at: https://www.greatlakesendurance.com/wisconsin-races/conserve-school-trail-run.html
Photographer and biologist Scott Pearson will present a program on how to get your camera to record the same vibrant colors your eyes see in the fall. Scott's photos have won numerous awards and have appeared in Lake Superior Magazine.
Scott has been a frequent contributor and award winner in the Land O' Lakes Fish & Game Club photo contest.
7:00 pm program,