WI DNR Service Center,107 Sutliff Ave, Rhinelander, WI

A hands-on training to incorporate climate change considerations into the Wisconsin DNR Spur Lake State Natural Area management plan.


  • Review final adaptation workbook details
  • Work to pursue tactics selected for recommendations
  • Work with partners to ensure knowledge is gathered and shared on the history of Spur Lake and Wild rice
  • Continue using climate lens in other projects!

Pre-work for the workshop:

  • Review Non-forested Wetland Adaptation Strategies and Approaches
  • Select Approaches that seem important to Spur Lake, using this form:
  • Brainstorm potential activities that we as a group could take to engage with tribal communities who care for Spur Lake (use word document to brainstorm ideas)
  • Get comfortable with regional climate projections!
  • Pre-workshop webinar recording: 


Co-hosts and collaborators

Danielle Shannon, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science & Michigan Technological University, USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub

Amy Staffen, Wisconsin DNR, and co-chair of the WICCI Plants and Natural Communities Group

This event is supported by our partners
Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Lac du Flambeau
Lac Vieux Desert Band
Mole Lake Sakaogon
Northland College
USDA Climate Hub
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS)