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Lake Management Workshop: Practical Resilience and Systems Thinking


Lake association members, managers, & partners are invited to learn about science-based tools to support healthy lakes 

‘Practical Resilience and Systems Thinking’ will be offered twice: July 13th + July 14th, 2021 @ 2:00-5:00 pm CDT. Choose the session that works best for you! 

Are you a member of a lake association, lake management agency, or partner organization working in the Midwest? Interested in learning how to protect your lake and keep it healthy into the future?
Join researchers from Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability for a virtual workshop on long-term lake management planning: ‘Practical Resilience and Systems Thinking’. This workshop is free, open to all, and will take place via Zoom. Focal states include Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
In this workshop, learn how to:

  • Coordinate management efforts operating across your lake’s watershed
  • Build a toolbox of practical skills for lake management
  • Develop a network of lake management peers within your state

Participants will be provided with a series of short introductory videos to view ahead of the session. These will cover a range of key concepts like ecosystem resilience, how environmental factors affecting lakes work at different scales and speeds, the role of lake governance at different levels, and systems thinking.