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Chippewa Valley Environmental Forum
To be Held at Beaver Creek Reserve

 MAILED:  Sept. 16, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire history professor Jim Oberly will give the keynote address for the Chippewa Valley Environment Forum to be held 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Citizen Science Center at Beaver Creek Reserve.

"What We Are Learning About Where We Live: A Chippewa Valley Environmental Forum," will present information on a variety of local environmental projects and research.

The forum will include a choice of nine 20-minute learning sessions, featuring topics such as wildlife ecology and management in Wisconsin and its future, what purple loosestrife, beetles and swimming pools have in common, and controls on community assembly and ecosystem processes in a reconstructed prairie. Presenters include staff of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, local high school students, undergraduate and graduate students from UW-Eau Claire and independent researchers and natural resource professionals.

The purpose of this forum is to create a snapshot perspective on what is being learned about our local environment in a way that is understandable to the general public as well as environmental professionals.

The cost of the forum is $15, which includes lunch and materials, for registrations received on or before Oct. 4. After Oct. 4 the registration fee is $20. The cost for students is $10 for the full day with lunch included, or $5 for either the morning or afternoon session without lunch. The Beaver Creek Reserve is located on County Road K approximately four miles north of Fall Creek and south of County Road Q.

To register or for more information, contact Meg Marshall at Beaver Creek Reserve, (715) 877-2212 or meg@beavercreekreserve.org, or Darren Lochner at UW-Extension, (715) 836-5513 or darren.lochner@ces.uwex.edu.

The Chippewa Valley Environmental Forum is sponsored by UW-Extension, the Citizen Science Center at Beaver Creek Reserve, West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, the Department of Natural Resources and UW-Eau Claire.

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Updated: September 16, 2004