The 4th Annual Workshop and Meeting of the Minnesota Association of Conservation Professionals will be Friday, February 25, 2011 at Camp Ripley Military Training Center, just north of Little Falls. This will be a one day workshop from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm with a MNACP business meeting to follow.  Registration is $25 which includes lunch & refreshments as well as a year membership to the MNACP.

The workshop, “Contaminants and Natural Resource Management” will focus on current and emerging issues of contaminants affecting resource management in Minnesota.  Dr. Deborah Swackhamer from the University of Minnesota will present an overview on emerging contaminants, possible effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and human health, and possible policy initiatives for limiting exposures and harm.

We have also confirmed Dr. Shawn Schottler from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station to discuss novel techniques for tracing the origin of sediment deposits into lakes and streams (i.e., sediment “fingerprinting”).  Molly Tranell, DNR Wildlife Management Section, will give a presentation on effects of lead on wildlife.  Additional presentations on the agenda include contaminants from hard rock mining and mercury methylation in wetlands.

2011 MNACP workshop brochure
Printable Agenda

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