Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium has been postponed until fall 2020. Refunds for individuals who already registered for the conference will be issued in the next month.
Organizers hope to set a new date for the symposium by mid-April and hope to reopen registration early in the fall. Please monitor this site for further information. Questions may be directed to the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute or SOEI.
Update from the National Park Service:
“The Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium has been postponed. Due to current CDC guidelines and working with our partners at Northland College, the symposium will be postponed.
We are looking to reschedule the symposium into the fall, sometime between mid-Oct through mid-Nov, so please look for further information later in the summer.”
The Apostle Islands are an important place of sustenance for people, plants, wildlife, and more. Throughout the years and continuing today, people experience the dynamic landscape and ask questions to understand what makes this a special place.
Join us as presenters share the rich story of the Apostle Islands—from water quality, fisheries, and underwater landscapes; to wetlands, plants, birds, and mammals; to the cultural heritage, Ojibwe culture and fire, and traditional ecological knowledge.
Julie Van Stappen, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Dave Cooper, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Dawn Bringelson, Midwest Archeological Center
Brad Ray, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Chad Abel, Red Cliff Tribe
Brenda Lafrancois, National Park Service
Jay Glase, National Park Service
Matt Cooper, Northland College
Dylan Jennings, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Bob Mackreth, Retired National Park Service, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Ted Gostomski, NPS Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network
Sumner Matteson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Bill Route, Retired National Park Service
Tim Vandeelen, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Morgan Farmer, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Erik Olson, Northland College
Matt Smith, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Steve Handler, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
Peggy Burkman, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Damon Panek, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Lane Johnson, Cloquet Forestry Center
Sarah Johnson, Northland College
Steve Ballou, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Toben Lafrancois, Northland College and Northwest Passage Ltd.
Ian Karl, Northwest Passage Ltd.
Full symposium: $25
One day: $15