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WSI Summer Series – Part 1
Below are course descriptions and registration information for the first half of the WSI Summer Series. The second set of courses will be announced shortly. All courses will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST.
June 9, 2021
Wilderness and the Appalachian Trail
Presenters: John Campbell and Stephen Eren
Wilderness and the Appalachian Trail have a long, connected history. During this session, we’ll review some of that history, explore current management intersections, and look forward to what the future may hold.
June 23, 2021
Tools to Build Partnerships for Public Lands
Presenters: Kelly Balcarczyk, Leanna Joyner, Leandra Taylor, Jaina Reed Thompson
During this session, we will discuss basic tools for building successful partnerships on public lands. After this session, participants will have foundational knowledge on how to attract and maintain traditional and non-traditional partners and how to move a partnership through the partnership lifestyle.
July 7, 2021
Introduction to the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute and Connections to the Southern Region
Presenters: Jason Taylor, Teresa Hollingsworth, Chris Armatas, Kathy Zeller
This session provides an introduction to the interagency Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, with a focus on research and other Wilderness stewardship resources relevant to the Southern Region. Following a presentation by staff members from the Institute, there will be a discussion about potential ways to work with the Institute in the future.
July 21, 2021
Popular Wilderness Areas – Management Challenges and Potential Solutions
Presenters: Lisa Jennings, Alex Schlueter, Katy Nelson
Wilderness areas have become increasingly popular since the Wilderness Act of 1964 was passed. This popularity has created opportunities to engage new visitors and management challenges. Our panel of presenters will discuss issues they are experiencing in the popular wildernesses they manage, and discuss the challenges and successes of the solutions they have implemented.
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