Wisconsin’s Glacial Landscapes: Ozaukee and Washington Counties

  • Date: September 6th
  • Time: 6:00 pm

Wisconsin’s Glacial Landscapes: Ozaukee and Washington Counties: This talk describes how Wisconsin’s landscape came to be. Southwestern Wisconsin, the Driftless Area, was never glaciated and its deep valleys and narrow ridges result from millions of years of stream erosion. Wisconsin was chosen as the location of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the Ice National Age Scientific Reserve mostly for that reason. Our most recent glaciation was the Wisconsin glaciation, which is responsible for many of the glacial landforms we see today.

Featuring David M. Mickelson. Dr. Mickelson is Emeritus Professor of Geoscience, Geological Engineering, and Water Resources Management and has taught at UW-Madison since 1971. His continuing research interest has been the glacial deposits and the glacial history of Wisconsin. His other main area of research is shoreline erosion and nearshore and beach processes. He is the first author of the book Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.