2019 GRN Workshop Schedule


5 p.m. pre-workshop dinner at Heartland Grill in the Sheraton Madison

Connect with other attendees at a casual dinner and social time. (Note: this event is not covered by conference fee.)



8:30 a.m. Workshop check-in and continental breakfast

UW Arboretum Visitor Center auditorium


9 a.m. Welcome

Opening remarks by Bill Kleiman and Chris Helzer of the GRN. Opening remarks by Arboretum Director Karen Oberhauser. Discussion of logistics and agenda by Mike Hansen


9:15 a.m. Arboretum land management and research

Presented by Michael Hansen and Brad Herrick


10 a.m. Restoring and protecting monarch habitat: suburban gardens aren’t enough

Presented by Karen Oberhauser


10:45 a.m. break


11 a.m. Pollinator conservation

Presented by Susan Carpenter, Arboretum native plant gardener


11:45 a.m. Lunch


12:45 p.m. Tours

Tour A: Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo

Tour B: Faville Grove Sanctuary (Madison Audubon Society), Lake Mills

Tour C: Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area (The Nature Conservancy, The Prairie Enthusiasts). Thomson Prairie, Blue Mounds; Mounds View and Barneveld Prairies, Barneveld


~5:30 p.m. (as buses return from field tours) – Social gathering

Arboretum Visitor Center auditorium


6 p.m. Dinner and cash bar

Arboretum Visitor Center auditorium


8:30 p.m. Day 1 end




8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast

UW Arboretum Visitor Center auditorium


8:55 a.m. Welcome back and announcements


9 a.m. How seed mix design and first year management influence multifunctionality and cost effectiveness in prairie reconstruction

Presented by Justin Meissen, Tallgrass Prairie Center


9:45 a.m. 60 years of change in Wisconsin prairie remnants: resurveying the Curtis dataset

Presented by Amy Alstad, Driftless Area Land Conservancy


10:30 a.m. Break


10:45 a.m. But how do we get people to CARE?

Presented by Chris Helzer, The Nature Conservancy, Nebraska


11:30 a.m. Lunch


12:30 p.m. Tours

Tour A: Goose Pond Sanctuary (Madison Audubon Society) and Arlington Agricultural Research Station (UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), Arlington

Tour B: Holy Wisdom Monastery and Walking Iron County Park (Dane County Parks), Middleton and Mazomanie

Tour C: Curtis and Greene Prairies (UW–Madison Arboretum), Madison


~4:30 p.m. (as buses return from field tours) – Workshop end

Thank you for coming and safe travels!

About Grassland Restoration Network blog

Bill Kleiman publishes this blog. Bill's daytime job is manager of Nachusa Grasslands. We are looking for guest authors on various topics of grassland habitat restoration. Contact me with your ideas or drafts.
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