Learn how a southern wetland provided critical refuge along the journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad at a banquet on Wednesday, February 20th in Middleton: Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander will present a banquet presentation entitled, The Dismal Swamp Revealed: A Path to Freedom. As we honor both African American History Month in February and the […]
Tony Castaneda talks with Kyle Magyera of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association about their new study on the role wetlands play in preventing severe flooding. Magyera says that Wisconsin has now lost more than half of its original wetlands. “The capacity of our wetland landscape to help manage, store, and slow the flow of water is more […]
It’s a busy time for legislators at the Capitol. In the first half of the hour, Carousel Bayrd explores a bill, currently in reconciliation, that would open up a large chunk of Wisconsin’s wetlands to development. With Carousel to explain the importance of wetlands, and how this bill would change Wisconsin’s wetland landscape, is Ryan Billingham, […]
On Thursday, August 3rd, the Wisconsin Assembly held public hearings on 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1, which would provide up to three billion dollars in manufacturing tax incentives to the Taiwanese Foxconn corporation to build an LCD assembly plant at a yet-to-be-determined location in southeastern Wisconsin. The bill would also exempt the facility from […]
In Baraboo, WI, all 15 species of crane are currently assembled. Anne Sayers of the International Crane Foundation joins Buzz host Jan Miyasaki on Earth Day to talk about preservation of grasslands and wetlands as habitat.
On Monday, July 29th Quentin Carpenter, Professor at the University of Wisconsin’s Nelson Institute, joined our host Brain Standing on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to talk about wetlands. Quentin has not only taught both Wetland Ecology and Field Ecology for the past 18 years at the Nelson Institute, but also is the author of “The Wetland Restoration Handbook for Land Owners”.