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Participants will enjoy a loon pontoon with expert loon ecologist and LoonWatch Coordinator Erica LeMoine. Class instruction covers loon behavior, ecology, habitat, threats, and protection. Participants will learn how to identify territorial pairs and gain knowledge about nesting loons and chick phenology. This workshop serves as training for volunteer Loon Rangers but is open to any individual interested in loons.

The instructor will cover the guidelines for completing the Annual Lakes Monitoring form, and address the latest updates on loon monitoring and research. Loon Rangers may share some of their inspirational stories. This is a program open to the general public and takes places at the historic Forest Lodge nestled among 872 acres of majestic forest along the shore of Lake Namekagon. Lunch is provided.

LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring, and research. The primary focus is Wisconsin, however our education and research activities extend to the Upper Great Lakes region.

  • Date: May 18, 2019
  • Duration: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Forest Lodge, Cable, WI
  • Program: LoonWatch, wildlife, ecology, loon behavior
  • Meals: lunch and snacks. Please specify dietary needs at registration.
  • Price: $65

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Registration closes May 4 or when the session fills.

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