Wetland Delineation Workshops
Professional Development Training
Tom Bernthal is the Wetland Monitoring Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, responsible for developing wetland assessment and monitoring tools for use in the state. He has an Associate Degree in Land Surveying Technology from Madison Area Technical College and an MS in Water Resources Management from UW-Madison. Some projects he has overseen to date include the development of the Wisconsin Floristic Quality Assessment; statewide mapping of wetlands dominated by reed canary grass; mapping of ephemeral ponds in southeastern Wisconsin and mapping of potentially restorable wetlands in the Milwaukee River Basin, the Rock River Basin and Mead Lake Watershed. He has also helped initiate a series of annual status reports on trackable wetland gains, losses and "acre-neutral" activities across Wisconsin.
Gregg Breese is the Shoreland Program Manager for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, responsible for implementing the statewide shoreland-wetland zoning program. He has a BSE from the UW-Whitewater and holds certificates from the International Association for public participation and project management. He is also a graduate from the Department of Natural Resources Leadership Academy. Some projects he has overseen include small dam removals, county code administrator training, zoning ordinance revisions and publication of Stories From The Shore. He has also helped initiate a series of annual reports on trackable workload and protection levels in zoning including the shoreland stewardship awards.
Steve Eggars is a senior ecologist with the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Donna Ferren Guy is a soil scientist for the USDA, NRCS, working in Driftless region. She is a graduate of UW-River Falls, with a BS degree in Soil Science. As a field Soil Scientist with NRCS for over 20 years she deals with all the technical aspects of the soil survey data for this region. She is an active member of the Wisconsin Society of Professional Soil Scientist and licensed by the state of Wisconsin.
D. Timothy Gerber is a member of the River Studies Center and an associate professor (Biology Department) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-L). His doctoral work (UW-Milwaukee) focused on the physiological ecology of submersed aquatic milfoil species (Myriophyllum). Presently, he teaches aquatic plant biology and plant taxonomy at UW-L and is interested in tracking exotic aquatic species distributions in Wisconsin.
Larry Leitner is the principal biologist at the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, where he has worked since 1991. There he is involved with identifying, inventorying, and evaluating natural areas in the southeastern Wisconsin Region. He received his master’s from Indiana State University and his Ph.D. from the UW-Milwaukee, specializing in plant ecology, and where he taught courses in vascular plant taxonomy and dendrology. He has collected nearly 7,000 plant specimens in Wisconsin and elsewhere. His interests include locating and protecting critical species, ecology of invasive plant species and maintenance of regional biodiversity.
Tim Miland is a soil scientist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service working in MLRA 105 (Driftless Region of WI). He is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point, with a degree Water Resource Management and Soil Science. Tim has worked primarily in Northern and West Central Wisconsin with soil science details in Alaska and New Mexico. Tim is currently responsible for updating soil information and addressing resource soil science concerns in the northern part of MLRA-105. He is an active member of the Wisconsin Society of Professional Soil Scientists and is a licensed Professional Soil Scientist by the State of Wisconsin.
Donald M. Reed, chief biologist at the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, has provided consulting services concerning wetland boundary identification, wetland function, and quality assessments, as well as, wetland mitigation and restoration planning to various local units of government, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Justice, and law firms. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology and geography from Carrol College. He has his master’s degree in botany/zoology and his doctorate degree in biological sciences from the UW-Milwaukee. He is co-author of “Wetland Plants and plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin,” published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is also a recipient of the 1996 National Wetlands Award for Outstanding Wetlands Program Development awarded by the Environmental Law Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Bryon Dale Simon is chief biologist for the Regulations Section, Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat Protection, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He was a water management specialist for WDNR in La Crosse form 1975-83, and has been in his present position since 1983. He has a bachelor’s in education, with a botany major and a zoology minor from Eastern Illinois University. He has written several papers on wetlands and specializes in wetland hydrology and in stream flow evaluations. He co-authored “NR 103-Water Quality Standards for Wetlands” and was responsible for coordinating the development of policy, program, guidance, implementation, and administration of NR 103 for all WDNR programs. He is a member or the Society of Wetland Scientists, the Association of State Wetland Managers and the Mississippi River Research Consortium.
Patricia Ann Trochlell is chief wetland ecologist with the Lakes and Wetlands Section of the Bureau of Watershed Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She graduated from the UW-Stevens Point with a major in wildlife management and wildlife biology and a minor in soil science. She has worked in private, state and federal government positions as a fisheries biologist and habitat manager throughout Wisconsin. She also spent seven years as a water management specialist in WDNR in Milwaukee. Her current job includes statewide responsibilities to administer various wetland programs, develop wetland policy and provide technical expertise and training on wetland delineation, assessment, and restoration. She is a certified professional wetland scientist, licensed professional hydrologist and licensed professional soil scientist.
Robert Weihrouch is a biologist with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), having graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a biology major and a soil science minor. He was a field scientist in Kansas, Florida, and Wisconsin and currently has statewide responsibility for providing wetland determinations, delineations, and training on the Wetland Conservation provisions (Swampbuster) of the Food Security Act. He is a member of the Wisconsin Society of Professional Soil Scientists and is a licensed Professional Soil Scientist by the State of Wisconsin.