|We wish to extend our appreciation to the following
individuals and organizations who provided access to the study sites,
funding, and/or gave generously of their time and advice: Richard
Henderson, Wisconsin DNR; Brian Winters, Nature Conservancy; R. J. Kose
foundation; Robert Dana, Minnesota DNR, Non-game wildlife fund; Richard
Baker, Minnesota DNR; Kay Modin, North Dakota McNair program; David
Givvers, North Dakota EPsCORE Aura program;
Paul Lago, Mississippi State University; Paul Johnson, South Dakota State
University, and Jim Slater, University of Connecticut.
individuals or organizations: Brad Bjerke, B bar B ranch; Joe Gardner,
Moorhead State Science Center; Robert Djupstrum, Minnesota DNR– Scientific
areas nature programs; Walter Johnson, Minnesota DNR– Area Forester; and
also Bruce Squires, Dean Beilke, and Dan Mergens, Camas-MINDAK Gravel Co.
Two graduate students have contributed greatly and fundamentally to
this work: Paul Tinerella and Patrick Beauzay. Additionally, two
undergraduate students, Jesse Albertson and Laura Schmultz, have under
supervision, worked on sub projects centered around identifications of a
few taxonomic groups.
A great many student workers assisted with field work and specimen
preparation over the course of this project and sincere thanks are extended
to: Ashley Abbott, Jesse Albertson, Dori Amundson, David Cornelius, Daniel
Creswell, Casey Davis, Kelly Ellenberg, Clement Harambe, Nicholas Jensen,
Carla Jordan, Eric Knudson, Todd Kochis, Michelle Krengel, Justin Larson,
Christopher Locken, Glen McBride, Merideth Meyer, Jack Moor, Michael
Munkeby, Kyle Nyegaard, Chan Jan Park, Marion Pederson, Jamie Privantsky,
Steven Proctor, John Scheibel, Tim Schmidt, Laura Schmultz, Brian Smith,
Jennifer Tinerella, Ken Urlacher, Becky Wenzel, and Shawn Wilson.