Our annual conference provides valuable networking opportunities, forums to discuss current work and new ideas with colleagues, a chance to build technical knowledge, and space to be re-inspired by the passion for conservation across the state.

The event provides valuable networking opportunities, forums to discuss current work and new ideas with colleagues, a chance to build technical knowledge, and space to be re-inspired by the passion for conservation across the state.

Our annual business meeting is held the last morning of the conference. This meeting includes updates from the our Board of Directors and a forum for discussion.

Other events occurring at the conference include the following:

GET INVOLVED

Join the Professional Improvement Committee!

The PIC's main responsibility is to assist in the planning and execution of our annual conference. Visit the PIC's webpage and learn more about why it's important the committee has representation from staff and supervisors around the state.

Become a Sponsor

We will be offering sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 conference to help support its high-quality training efforts and networking opportunities. Sponsor benefits include promotional opportunities, registration discounts, and options for distributing materials. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2022 conference, contact Matt Krueger. Additional details will be available in fall 2021.

Silent Auction

The silent auction is always a fun part of our conference! Proceeds benefit youth education programs such as the Conservation Awareness Poster & Speaking Contest, Wisconsin Envirothon, and two youth conservation camps, Sand Lake Conservation Camp and the WI Land+Water Youth Conservation Camp. Additional information will be available in fall 2021.

Volunteer

Like most events, this conference could not happen without the support of the numerous staff and volunteers to help run a smooth event. Many volunteer positions are available including session moderators, A/V set up, raffle ticket sellers, and general set up. Contact Chris Schlutt if you would like to volunteer.

Upcoming Conference Dates

March 1-3, 2023 | Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells

March 6-8, 2024 | KI Center, Green Bay

March 5-7, 2025 | KI Center, Green Bay

68th Annual Conference Review

WI Land+Water goes virtual to host 68th Annual Conference

We moved online to host our 68th Annual Conference on March 2-5. The virtual event brought together over 425 conservation professionals from various organizations across Wisconsin.

During the four-day conference, attendees were able to join a variety of virtual sessions, such as technical roundtables, conservation presentations, and multiple networking opportunities. Those attending the conference included county land conservation committee (LCC) members and land and water conservation department (LWCD) staff, state and federal agency staff, and both nonprofit and industry representatives.

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