Friday Morning Concurrent Session:
“Things Worth Saving and Prairie Photography” - Ty Smedes, Nature Photographer
“The 'Little Prairie Sioux' and Late Prehistoric Human-Prairie Adaptations” - Colin Betts, Professor of Anthropology, Luther College,
“Mining the Tallgrass-The Worst Idea Ever!” - Jeff Abbas, Allamakee County Protectors, Lifelong prairie enthusiast, medicinal and edible species expert, avocational archaeologist focusing on the Woodland Period of Iowa, avocational invertebrate
“Protecting Land, Protecting the Unknown (Especially Insects!)” - Brian Fankhauser, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and MJ Hatfield, Prairie Insect Enthusiast
“Prairie Butterflies and Moths-Introduction and Management” - Armund Bartz, Bureau of Endangered Resources, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
“Timber Rattlesnakes and Wildlife of Northeast Iowa Hill Prairies" - Greg Schmitt, Private Lands Biologist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources:
“Prescribed Grazing: are Herbivores the “Natural” Choice?” - Jesse Bennett; Driftless Land Stewardship, Bagley, WI.
“Driftless Area Stream, Prairie and Savanna Restoration: A Unique Challenge” - Mike Osterholm, director of CIDRAP, University of Minnesota.
Friday Evening Banquet Plenary:
“What Good is a Hill Prairie? Economic, Cultural and Ecological Benefits” Angella Moorehouse, Natural Areas Preservation Specialist, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission