At this culminating forum in the Wisconsin Academy's 2013 Climate and Energy series, presenters outlined what the science tells us about the climate outlook for Wisconsin’s land, waters and culture. They also examined Wisconsin’s energy sources, strategies, and opportunities for innovation, and explored challenges and opportunities for forest and landscape-scale conservation in the Northwoods region.
Follow the links to the right to view Forum Videos and download the forum agenda here.
Brought to you by: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, with support from the Sally Mead Hands Foundation
Event partners include:
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
The Trust for Public Land
Jad Daley is the Director of The Trust for Public Land’s Climate Conservation Program, and holds the Martha Wyckoff Fellowship. He coordinates The Trust for Public Land’s landscape-scale conservation initiatives and urban Climate Smart Communities initiatives as well as leads climate policy work, including as the founding co-chair of the Forest-Climate Working Group.
Jerry Greenberg is Senior Vice President for Conservation for the American Forest Foundation, where he leads the organization’s efforts to help family forest owners manage their lands to protect water, wildlife habitat, and other ecological values. Greenberg earned his forestry degree from Duke University and worked early in his career for the US Forest Service in New Mexico and for Rayonier in Georgia.
Maria Janowiak is a scientist for climate change adaptation and carbon management at the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, where she has worked for more than five years to communicate information on climate change, carbon, and bioenergy to forest owners and natural resource professionals.
Bob Krumenaker began his National Park Service career in 1977 as a volunteer in Utah. He became superintendent of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore 25 years later. For his work with the NPS to address the scientific and policy implications of climate change, in 2008 Krumenaker garnered the Midwest Region’s Superintendent of the Year Award for Natural Resources.
Jim St. Arnold, also known as Nigaanigiizhig, is Program Director and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Coordinator at the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission. A member of the wolf clan and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, St. Arnold served seven years on his tribal council and one year as tribal chairman.
Paul Strong has been the Forest Supervisor of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin since July 2010. In that role, he oversees the administration of the 1.5 million acre national forest, around 200 permanent employees, a roughly $18 million budget, and a myriad of natural resources programs. Strong has worked for the Forest Service for 23 years in various capacities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Missouri.
Chris Swanston is a research ecologist at the US Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, and is director of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS).
Roy Thilly served as President and CEO of WPPI Energy from 1992 to 2011. WPPI Energy is a regional power company serving 51 customer‐owned electric utilities in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa. For years, Thilly has been active on national and state electric issues, including reliability, transmission access, and climate change. He has served on several boards and is a past chair of the American Public Power Association Board of Directors.