AMES, Iowa—Learn more about Iowa’s aquatic wildlife diversity during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, February 10.
From the mighty Mississippi to small puddles in the middle of crop fields or forests, Iowa has a remarkable diversity of aquatic ecosystems and organisms that depend on them. In this webinar, Adam Janke, extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State University, will explore this wildlife diversity and highlight some unique, and perhaps less understood, species of wildlife found in Iowa’s aquatic ecosystems.
“Landowners, farmers, engineers, agronomists, and many more people are routinely engaged in water quality conservation work, but they rarely get to see the fruits of their labor or understand how actions taken on farms or in cities can help biological diversity right here in Iowa,” said Janke. “In this presentation, we’ll dig deeper on aquatic ecosystems, beyond just an understanding of nitrogen and phosphorus, and celebrate and admire the wildlife diversity that call our waters home.”
Janke is a wildlife biologist who does research and education on wildlife habitat conservation and management in working landscapes. He hopes that people will learn about a species or two that they didn’t know about before and will keep an eye out for that species in one of Iowa’s many unique aquatic ecosystems after this webinar.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CST on February 10:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 364 284 172
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.
About Iowa Learning Farms
Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.
Hilary Pierce Jacqueline Comito
Extension Outreach Specialist ILF Program Director