BWSR Academy

October 29-31, 2019

Breezy Point Conference Center

Breezy Point, Minnesota


This year's Academy has a daily capacity limit of 420 registrants. Registration will close if this limit is reached. Additionally, each session has a capacity limit. When session limits are reached, a session will be closed.

BWSR Academy Cancellation Policy


Registration cancellation requests must be received via email to by 4:30 PM on October 14 in order to receive a refund of your registration fee.


No Academy registration refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline.




  • Early Bird Registration:  $45 per day
    • Early Bird registration will be open through 4:30 PM on September 27.
  • Regular Registration:  $50 per day (after September 27)
  • Registration will close at 4:30 PM on October 8 for Academy sessions that have not reached session capacity limits.

Based on your interests and goals, please register for the sessions you will attend during the Academy. The Session Descriptions link below provides details to help in your decision.

If you have questions regarding your BWSR Academy registration, please contact Carla Swanson-Cullen at 507-344-2826 or



Registrants are responsible for making (or canceling, if necessary) their lodging reservation directly with Breezy Point Conference Center. Preferred lodging held until October 13, 2019.



If you have questions regarding BWSR Academy, please contact BWSR Training Coordinator Barbara Radke at 507-884-0442 or

The 2019 BWSR Academy includes seven tracks with concurrent sessions designed to build conservation skills and increase your organization's effectiveness.  Please note - We've added two new tracks to the program this year, and will no longer be offering a "repeat" track.


Track Name Description 

Organizational Capacity

Focus on building internal LGU capacity. Participants will enhance their skills in maintaining/working within their organization and partnering with other LGUs.
Applied Technical Focus on technical skills to help prioritize projects, use data sets, and install conservation practices.
Outreach Focus on the skills for interacting with and engaging the public in your work.
Programs Focus on the non-technical administrative requirements of BWSR programs.
Foundational Technical (New) Focus on the foundational knowledge related to conservation in Minnesota.
Grants (New) Focus on the skills needed to successfully obtain and manage grants.
Workshops Half-day focus on topics that require more in-depth practice and review.



Barbara Radke
Training Coordinator