The Cat Island Chain of barrier islands once provided one of the largest and most diverse wetland ecosystems in the Great Lakes. But years of high water levels in the 1970s, coupled with spring storm surges and ice damage, nearly destroyed the fragile islands. Now, after years of planning, an ambitious vision to restore the barrier island […]
Three members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty were selected to hold named professorships today (August 23, 2017) at the University’s 2017 Fall Convocation. Named professorships are created through private gifts that support the study and research of a faculty member who has an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishment. The annual stipend associated with […]
Green Bay and its local tributaries offer some of the best outdoor lab facilities imaginable for future biologists. And the research students perform can inform decisions in restoration and bay health for years to come. This summer members of UW-Green Bay’s Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Lab have been active in local streams, using an electrofishing […]
The public hasn’t been able to access the Cofrin Arboretum Tower for more than a year because of safety reasons and now the tower (adjacent to Bay Settlement Drive) will be removed. Arboretum growth has prohibited a view of anything more than treetops for years. The area will continue to be a public access point […]
UW-Green Bay will host one of four regional workshops this spring about the “Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II” scheduled to be released in 2019 according to the La Crosse Tribune. Read the story.
A ceremony was held in spring to dedicate “Les Raduenz Woods,” a 22-acre forest/woodland south of Circle Drive across from the Office of Facilities Management. Raduenz returned to see the sign installed in his honor last week. Raduenz was a central figure in development of the Cofrin Arboretum and UW-Green Bay campus for 32 years […]
Thanks to an endowed gift by UWGB prof. Emeritus Keith White, and alumnus Neil Diboll, Canada Goldenrod and other invasive species are being replaced by prairie plants to increase biodiversity in the Keith White Prairie on campus. This fall, UWGB students and volunteers are transplanting plugs into larger pots, where they will continue to grow […]
Mark your calendars for a UWGB Arboretum walk at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10. Interested participants should meet at the Lambeau Cottage Parking Lot at 11 a.m. The walk will be slow and easy as the group looks to identify spring flowers and birds. Bring your binoculars, camera, bird book, and or flower book. Led by […]