Natural Resources Series at Wisconsin Lutheran College continues

March 9, 2007

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Lutheran College presents a free lecture series titled "Natural Resources Connections." Guest speakers, including biologists, ecologists and other natural resource professionals, address global and national natural resource management issues. The series continues through April 18 and offers four remaining presentations dealing with lake management, tree conservation and aquatic organism management.

March 14: Gregory Nowacki, U.S. Forest Service regional ecologist, presents on the past, current and future trends of oak in the eastern United States.

March 28: Angie Tornes, National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Planer, and Larry Kascht, Waukesha County Dept. of Park and Land Use director of Retzer Nature Center, will present on the role of education in natural resource management, specifically with the Milwaukee Park and Trails program.

April 18: Dr. Nick Schmal, U.S. Forest Service Fish and Aquatic Ecology program leader, and Tommy Parker, U.S. Forest Service Threatened & Endangered Species biologist, will discuss how passable road crossings and culverts are for aquatic organisms.

April 25: Dr. Elisabeth Harrahy, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources environmental toxicologist, will discuss managing the risks associated with blue-green algae.

Lectures are free and open to the public. No registration is required. The seminars begin at 6 p.m. and are held in Room 105 in the college's Science Hall at 8800 West Bluemound Road. For more information on the seminar series or a complete listing of the dates, speakers and topics, please call Dr. Robert Anderson at (414) 443-8863.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.