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Video of 2022 Conservation Summer Camp #1: Creating Prairie Habitat

Updated: Jun 16, 2022

Marci Hess bands a kestrel from one of several successful nesting boxes on her prairie.

Women are the superhero allies of prairies, as we understand the importance of championing a healthy, diverse ecosystem on our land. We very much enjoyed learning more about Prairie Habitat at the first Summer Camp Zoom of 2022.

Marci Hess, landowner and author of Driftless Prairies blog, kicked off the Zoom by telling her experience of stewarding multiple prairies and remnants on her rural Lafayette County property. Britta Peterson, farm bill biologist with Pheasants Forever Wisconsin, followed up with technical advice and a survey of cost share programs available through NRCS and other agencies. Watch the Zoom here:

If you are a Wisconsin woman landowner, farmer or conservation enthusiast ready to discover new ideas and resources to care for your land, we'd love for you to join in on the rest of our Conservation Summer Camp Zooms. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! WiWiC is hosting a second year of our Summer Camp series, an opportunity to join women landowners from across the state who share a passion for stewarding the land. Connect with expert advice, resources, and opportunities around the virtual campfire. Whatever your background, from beginners to experts, all women are welcome and we want to hear your story. Feel free to bring your lunch. S’mores optional. Wisconsin Women in Conservation is hosting four sessions from May through August on the last Thursday of the month. Registration is FREE but necessary to obtain the link. RSVP here.

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