Spring 2023 Speaker Series
Enjoy enlightening talks designed to give thought-leaders and experts in the environmental field the opportunity to discuss issues with the broader Eagle Bluff community.
Spring 2023 Dinner on the Bluff speakers:
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Marty Walsh, the “instigator” behind the Minnesota Driftless Hiking Trail will speak on the effort to develop a 110+ mile backpacking-focused trail from Chatfield to the Mississippi River through Minnesota’s Bluff Country or Driftless Area. Walsh will cover the history of effort to build a trail in the region as well as why the group sees such a demand for more long-distance hiking in the area. He will also discuss the route they are looking to build the trail along, how landowners and community members can help the project, and what the trail could mean for the area.
Doug Duren will speak about Sharing the Land, a conservation cooperators network connecting landowners with hunters & private land access. One of the biggest challenges for landowners is getting work done on their property. A big challenge for people wanting to recreate in any number of ways, but especially foraging and hunting, is access to private land. Sharing the Land is built on the idea of trading work for access.
Bill & Mary Bailey present, “A Farm, a Forest, a Little Blue Bird, and the Future or What Happens When a Forester Marries a Bluebirder”. You will be surprised to see what two conservation-minded people can accomplish while loving every minute of the endeavor! Bill & Mary Bailey have the future as their primary focus for all they do on the land they own. From careful farming practices and timber stand improvement to fostering eastern bluebirds and promoting the local Lost Creek Hiking Trail, they will share with you their enjoyment of all aspects of nature.
2023 Dinner on the Bluff speakers series sponsored in part by
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are tickets?
While prices may vary, tickets are usually around $35 per person.
Are different dietary options available for the meal?
Yes! When purchasing ticket, please let us know about any dietary needs you or your guests may have (i.e. gluten free, vegan, food allergies).
Can I attend the talk without the dinner?
At this time the dinner and talk are both included in the ticket price and attendance at the talk cannot be purchased separately.
I’m interested in being a speaker at a future event, how do I contact you about this?
Great! Please contact us at email@example.com to let us know you’re interested and what topic(s) you’re willing to speak about.
Are alcoholic beverages provided?
Alcoholic beverages are typically not included as part of the dinner. However, attendees 21 and over are encouraged to bring an adult beverage of their choosing!
Can I ask questions during the talk?
Each speaker will have their own preferences as to whether or not questions can be asked during the talk. There will typically be a Q&A session following each talk, though, as each speaker’s schedule allows.
Recent Dinner on the Bluff Speakers:
Dr. Christine Manning
“A Psychological Perspective on Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis”
Dr. Christie Manning is the Director of Sustainability at Macalester College and a faculty member in the department of Environmental Studies.
Dr. Peter Larsen
“The Origin and Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease”
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota
Dr. Marla Spivak
“Getting Bees Back on Their Own Six Feet”
Professor in Entomology at the University of Minnesota
Dr. Mark Seeley
“The Future of Farming in the Age of Climate Change”
Emeritus Professor of Climatology at the University of Minnesota