Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Clash of Wetlands With Lake Levels, Invasives and Humans

November 02, 2020

The River Talk series is partnering with Café Scientifique Twin Ports with a virtual talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, via Zoom. Dustin Haines, research coordinator with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve will present, “Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Clash of Wetlands With lake Levels, Invasives and Humans.”

Wetlands are an essential key to having healthy rivers and estuaries, but they are sensitive to natural and human-caused changes in the environment. This presentation will provide an overview of changes in wetland plant communities of the St. Louis River Estuary due to Lake Superior water levels, invasive non-native plants and human action, including more recent changes seen at the Reserve’s Sentinel Site.

Zoom link and info:
Meeting ID: 974 4741 3031
Passcode: 424987

The talk will last an hour and will include time for Q&A. The talks will be recorded and posted afterward on the Reserve’s Facebook page. A summary will also be posted on Wisconsin Sea Grant’s blog.

Other River Talks will be held in 2021 on Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 3, April 14 and May 12. The March talk will be held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit. For more information, visit the River Talks page.

River Talks are sponsored by The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program.


Deanna Erickson

Reserve Director

(715) 399-4086