2017 Driftless Area Symposium Announcement

2017 Driftless Area Symposium Draft Agenda

2017 Driftless Area Symposium

The Driftless Area Symposium will be held in La Crosse, Wisconsin at the Radisson Hotel February 7th and 8th, 2017.


Riparian Management

We plan to use this year’s symposium  to start the development of a white paper, produced by a panel of restoration experts. The panel will review the best-available science regarding Driftless Area stream restoration (including stream ecology, fisheries, and management) and critique and connect the design elements used in Driftless Area stream restoration, while also acknowledging the practical constraints to restoration such as cost, excess sediment from historical land use, private lands, funding, etc. 

Economic, Social and Humand Drivers in Agriculture and Watershed Management

Sessions will focus on new tools and resources that have been developed to incorporate economic factors into watershed planning and implementation; how social science enhances collaborative efforts to achieve conservation outcomes; and potential session(s) that bring the human perspective into the discussion. 


Hotel reservations can be made directly by calling the Radisson at 608-784-6680 (or toll free at 1-800-333-3333). The discounted rate for our meeting is $112/night for a standard two Queen River View or $82/night for standard King City View. Ask for the Driftless Area Symposium rate.  The room rate will be held until Monday January 16, 2017.