Events Archive

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:45pm to 8:30pm

The Annual Day of Insects is a special opportunity to learn about insects, and it is open to all insect enthusiasts. It will be held at Reiman Gardens with an opening reception on Friday, March 29. Learn more on the Reiman Garden's calendar.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Topics covered will include CRP management requirements and options for land enrolled in CRP: mid-contract management options, preparation for prescribed burns, CRP maintenance, cost-share information and weed control options.

For more information, contact Karen Androy, Conservation Assistant, at 712-644-2210 ext 300 or karen.androy@ia.nacdnet.net.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presenters:
Dr. Karen Oberhauser, University of Wisconsin Madison Arboretum, Monarch Butterfly Fund, Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
Dr. Sonia Altizer, University of Georgia Athens, Project Monarch Health

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Topics covered will include CRP management requirements and options for land enrolled in CRP: mid-contract management options, preparation for prescribed burns, CRP maintenance, cost-share information and weed control options.

For more information, contact Brooke Darrington, Conservation Assistant, at 712-328-2489 ext 3374 or brooke.darrington@ia.nacdnet.net.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19th at 2PM EDT (1pm Central, 12pm Mountain, 11am Pacific)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Topics covered will include mid-contract management requirements and options for grass and tree practices, cost-share information and prescribed burning.

For more information, contact Dan Borchardt, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist, at 641-430-3354 or dborchardt@pheasantsforever.org.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Topics covered will include mid-contract management requirements and options for grass and tree practices, cost-share information and prescribed burning.

For more information, contact Dan Borchardt, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist, at 641-430-3354 or dborchardt@pheasantsforever.org.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Have you heard about the steep decline in the Western monarch population? Are you wondering how you can help? This webinar will explore the citizen science effort that tracks the California overwintering monarch population and will discuss the results from this year’s Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, a record low and a 99.4% decline.

https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/news/2019-monarch-conservation-webinar-series

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Learn more about prairie habitat, benefits, and how to establish prairies from local conservation contacts. 

In the morning there will be 3 concurrent sessions running from 10:00 am and concluding by 11:30 am.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Bee Campus USA - The University of Illinois at Chicago's Energy Resources Center, Rights of Way As Habitat Working Group has a regular webinar series. This webinar will provide a vivid example of how one company, Enable Midstream, elevated their vegetation management practices above and beyond standard Integrated Vector Management (IVM) practices to provide an Integrated Habitat Management approach benefiting both wildlife and long term maintenance.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 9:00pm

If you coordinate, lead, or administer citizen science projects in Minnesota or are a scientist looking looking for public involvement in your research, this is for you!

The CitSciMN Symposium is a one day gathering to learn form experienced individuals, exchange ideas, and connect to a scientific community of professionals. 

This event includes guided discussions, and keynote speakers Holly Menninger, Bell Museum and Eva Lewandowski, from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presenters: Emma Pelton, Conservation Biologist and Candace Fallon, Senior Conservation Biologist, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Register here. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 9:50am

David Wolfe, Environmental Defense FundSpeaker: David Wolfe, PhD -- Environmental Defense Fund

Topic: Monarch Recovery: Moving Beyond the Paradigm of Incentive-based Conservation on Private Lands

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm

Dr. Laura Jackson, University of Northern Iowa, Tallgrass Prairie Center will present, "Progress in an intractable system: Seed mix design for tallgrass prairie restoration."

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This event is open to all individuals of all ages. Materials and instructions will given at 9:00am at the Evergreen Landing on the west side of the park. 

Everyone will work at their own pace, but please dress appropriately and with long pants / sleeves, gloves, and closed-toe shoes. Feel free to bring water and snacks as needed. 

In the case of this event being stormed out there will be a cancellation update on the Johnson County Conservation Facebook page that morning. The even will be be chandelled if it rains within 12 hours starting. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join in on seed collection and harvesting. You can take some seeds home with you to start your own natives! Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Kristen Baum, Oklahoma State University

Register here. 

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Volunteer to collect native seeds and protect hundreds of acres of critical habitat. Dress for the weather and wear long pants/sleeves. Bring work gloves if you have them.

Directions: From the town of Mt. Horeb, take US Hwy 18/151 west to the intersection with County Hwy F on the southwestern edge of Blue Mounds. Turn south on Cnty F and continue for just over one mile. At the intersection with Cnty Hwy Z, turn right – this will keep you on Cnty F. The preserve will be on your right in about one-half mile. Park in the small parking lot by the preserve sign.

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm

Join us to learn about monarch movement from Dr. Tyler Grant, Iowa State University, Postdoctoral Research Associate. He will share his presentation, "Modeling Monarch Butterfly Dynamics: A Simulation Model of Movement and Egg-Laying and a Bayesian Statistical Model for Survival Estimation."

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 1:00pm

Every Saturday in September, a naturalist leads a monarch tagging event. Join in on catching, tagging, and releasing monarchs to learn about their migration. This program is family friendly. 

There is no cost, and no reservations. 

Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-3783

jacksonccb@jacksonccb.com

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Volunteer to collect native seeds and protect hundreds of acres of critical habitat. Dress for the weather and wear long pants/sleeves. Bring work gloves if you have them.

Directions: From the town of Mt. Horeb, take US Hwy 18/151 west to the intersection with County Hwy F on the southwestern edge of Blue Mounds. Turn south on Cnty F and continue for just over one mile. At the intersection with Cnty Hwy Z, turn right – this will keep you on Cnty F. The preserve will be on your right in about one-half mile. Park in the small parking lot by the preserve sign.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Join Heritage Valley for their fall prairie seed harvest. Seeds will be used to continue to diversify and expand the prairie. No experience is needed for this family friendly event. The fun day will end with apple cider!

Please RSVP.

 

Remember to bring:

Sturdy shoes or hiking boots

Long pants

Work gloves - if you have them

Hat, sun protection and water bottle

 

All other equipment will be provided.

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Come to Breen Prairie Farm to be a part of seed collecting and harvesting. These seeds will be used on other parts of the property to provide habitat and increase biodiversity. Hang out afterwards to hike around the prairie. Snacks are provided.

No experience is needed for this family friendly event. Please RSVP.

Please bring:

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