Wisconsinites: the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is beginning work on two ten-year plans for the conservation of the state's biological resources and outdoor recreational opportunities. Please read more on Mark Leach's blog, visit the DNR's website, and take the DNR survey.
Environmental programs and projects deal with complexity. The logic-model approach lends itself to an inclusive process that handily deals with complexity, while increasing the odds of success. This new e-book shows in detail--and with many examples--how you can put the logic model approach to work.
Harnessing the Power of Logic Models for Successful Environmental Programs
By Marian Farrior and Mark K. Leach.
Positive change needs a planning process that works. This new e-book reveals how you and your organizations can create better plans, build evaluation into your programs, and write better grant proposals.
ISBN 978193962403 1
Positive Participation with Nature: Ecological Restoration in Wisconsin,
by Mark K. Leach
E-book on disk.
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The Nineteenth Century Flora of Dane County, Wisconsin: A Twenty-First Century Update by Mark K. Leach and Alexandra Zelles
This flora will be of interest to botanists, conservationists, and ecological restorationists. It provides evidence that over 1400 species of plants (including mosses) and lichens were growing in Dane County during Wisconsin's first few decades of statehood. Each species entry is annotated. The introduction includes an historical and ecological overview.
The e-book is published as an interactive PDF; requires Adobe Reader. 2.6 MB.
Mark Leach at Learners' Lounge
Native Plants for Native Pollinators
Ma Nature has long provided pollination services for free. But as native vegetation disappears, so too do the pollinators. Certain crops around the world are experiencing great expense to provide pollination services. In our region, things are not that bad, yet. We can actually improve the situation by, among a few other things, identifying, protection, and restoring patches of remaining prairie, savanna, and wetlands.
Thursday, September 11, 6:30 pm.
The Raw Deal
603 South Broadway
715 231 3255
The Raw Deal is now making its own
Real Deal beer. Good stuff. For more information: raw deal-wi.com and see their Events pages.
Webinar series on the Fundamentals of Ecology is postponed
Mark Leach is offering free webinars, basically an introductory course in ecology for the public. Leach says, "Those who enjoyed my 'science in taverns' series have been asking for more. Webinars are a way I can help meet your learning needs."