Behind the Scenes Summer Series… “Cooperative Management of Invasive Plants in the Central U.P.” and “Filming Trumpeter Swans”July 18, 2013
Throughout the summer the Refuge is offering a series of programs which focus on research and other interesting topics which are taking place near or on the refuge. The series “Behind the Scenes… Science and other Stories from Seney National Wildlife Refuge” will help you better understand the world around you. Join us at the Refuge Visitor Center on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 7:00 pm for a presentation titled “Cooperative Management of Invasive Plants in the Central U.P.” and at 7:40 pm for “Filming Trumpeter Swans”.
Cooperative Management of Invasive Plants in the Central U.P. – 7:00 pm
What is a cooperative weed management area and what does it do? What is the top priority non- native plant species in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge and the central U.P.? This presentation will answer these questions as well as discuss local cooperative weed management goals, partners, activities and accomplishments.
Presenter: Allyson Dale, Coordinator, Central Upper Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area
Filming Trumpeter Swans – 7:40 pm
This mix of behind the scenes observations and stories will provide an inside look at what it’s like to create a wildlife film along with fantastic footage of the swans at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The Harryman’s have been filming swans at Seney for three years now and will be using this footage for their film “Return of the Trumpeters”.
Presenters: Steve & Char Harryman, Filmmakers, Wildlife America Films
Behind the Scenes… Science and other Stories from Seney National Wildlife Refuge
This presentation series is focused on, but not limited to, applied research in and around Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Our aim in providing these presentations is to educate our volunteers, staff and the public about the sort of projects are occurring on refuge lands; provide information on how science is used to make management decisions; increase the understanding of the ecosystems in the eastern Upper Peninsula; provide information on natural resources and natural resource management.
Presentations will occur once per month in the Refuge Visitor Center. Typically we will have two presentations per evening. The first presentation will start at 7:00 pm and if there is a second presentation it will start at 7:40 pm.
Presentations for the 2013 series include:June 6:Wolves - Current Issues for State Management July 18:Cooperative Weed Management Filming Trumpeter Swans August 15:A Comparison of Current and Pre-settlement Jack Pine-dominated Ecosystems in Northern Lower Michigan.What can DNA tell us about Seney Loons?September 12:What’s In the Air? Wetland Restoration Effects on Hydrology, Water Chemistry, and Gas Flux in Seney National Wildlife Refuge