Tag: DNR

Richter Museum Curator Tom Erdman presented with special recognition from Wisconsin DNR

UW-Green Bay Richter Museum Curator Tom Erdman (right in photo) received a surprise special recognition from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation (NHC) for his more than 50 years of contributions to the conservation of birds in Northeast Wisconsin. Erdman had just concluded a detailed presentation to the Green Bay […]

UWGB grads search for mussels

“Occasionally blowing water from their snorkels, Jesse Weinzinger and Adam Brabant stared through diving masks into the murk of the root beer-colored water and dragged their gloved fingers across sand and gravel.” JSonline has the story about two UWGB biology graduates who are helping the DNR document freshwater mussels.

Record number of scholarship funds presented to science students

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay honored some of its top science scholars Friday, Jan. 29, with more than $32,900 in scholarship funding presented to 30 recipients. Flanked by parents, faculty members and donors, students were recognized for high grades, outstanding scholarship, innovative research and overall academic excellence. Receiving awards: Cody Becker (So. […]

Breaking the ice to spread the rice

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Researchers from UW-Green Bay had to break skim ice on a cold morning in mid-November to do it, but they took another big step in a grant-funded pilot project to restore native wild rice, bulrush and wild celery stands to the lower bay. Students, staff and faculty from UW-Green Bay’s Natural and Applied Sciences unit […]

Always Climb Higher author Pagels ’87 featured in P-G 


In the most recent edition of our Inside UW-Green Bay print magazine, we highlighted alumnus Jeff Pagels’ success as an inspirational author, speaker, Olympic-caliber athlete, natural-resource manager for the DNR and all-around good guy. Pagels has used a wheelchair since 1984. His 2014 book about his comeback from severe spinal cord injury, Always Climb Higher, […]

Healing habitats: Grant to build comprehensive plan for fish, wildlife

More than a dozen undergraduate and graduate students have a tremendous opportunity to work alongside UW-Green Bay Professors Bob Howe and Amy Wolf on a comprehensive plan to improve fish and wildlife habitat in the region. Howe, Wolf and UWGB staff, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), are the recipients of a $471,000 Environmental […]

Video: Northern pike spawning, and a grad student’s project

Fox 11 News and reporter Eric Peterson ran a nice feature story last week about local research on spawning activity and habitat for northern pike, a popular game fish. Featured in the piece was UW-Green Bay graduate student Rachel Van Dam, who works with Associate Prof. Patrick Forsythe and is pursing her master’s in Environmental […]

Fermanich a featured presenter at Great Lakes water conference

Water quality and runoff expert Kevin Fermanich, professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, will co-present with Prof. Val Klump of UW-Milwaukee later this week at a major regional conference on the Great Lakes. Their topic is “Lake Michigan’s Green Bay: Why the Dead Zone? What is Needed to Prevent it?” Fermanich has been a key […]

That’s a wrap: Students keep ton of plastic bags out of waste stream

It hasn’t even been on campus for a year, but the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay plastic film recycling program has already processed the equivalent of nearly one million plastic bags. “We’ve recycled somewhere between 1800 and 2200 pounds of plastic film,” said former student intern Matthew Malcore. “Not all of it has been just plastic […]