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Welcome to Bayfield, WI and the WLIA Fall 2019 Regional Meeting!
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Thursday, October 24 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Bayfield Coastal Management Grant Project

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Resting on the slopes of Bayfield Hill in NW Wisconsin, the City of Bayfield’s visitors and residents relish the beauty of the natural setting and diverse outdoor experiences on land and water. A central natural feature in Bayfield is “The Big Ravine.” Encompassing 350+ forested acres, this steep watershed and creek have long been protected in a natural state for flood control, habitat preservation, and outdoor recreation. Trails provide great hiking opportunities, both along the creek and upon the forested benches; however, many visitors are unaware of these opportunities and there is no cohesive plan for a sustainably constructed trail network. Social trails along the creek and up the steep erodible slopes are causing resource damage and posing safety risks. The area of greatest concern is the steep hillside behind the Bayfield school, where students have run roughshod for decades; causing significant compaction, vegetation loss, and erosion.

Learn how this project will enhance and expand the year-round outdoor experience for visitors and residents and think about how you can help showcase what is unique about your own area.

Speakers
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Erika Lang

Conservation Manager, Landmark Conservancy
Erika has been involved in natural resources management, working primarily for non-profits for the last 20 years. Her service in Peace Corps Bulgaria after college led to her interest in working with people to understand and protect the natural world. After her service, she completed... Read More →
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Kate Kitchell

Chair, Parks & Recreation Committee, City of Bayfield
Kate served over 40 years in the Department of the Interior, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in 8 western states.  In these capacities, she was responsible for sustainable multiple-use management of millions... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

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