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Land & Biodiversity

Workshop to Explore Opportunities to Integrate the State Wildlife Action Plans into Improved Wetland Conservation and Restoration

July 16-17, 2007
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Conference Center
Washington, DC 20036

 

Hosted by:
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Association of State Wetland Managers
Environmental Law Institute
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

Sessions and Presentations

DAY ONE — MONDAY JULY 16, 2007

Welcome

Session I: Background

Session II: Shared Opportunities & Program Needs

State Wildlife Action Plans: Mapping Efforts

State Wildlife Action Plans: Monitoring & Assessment Strategies

  • Snapshot of the States & Session Objectives
    Roxanne Thomas, Environmental Law Institute
  • Presentation: Elements of a State Wetlands Monitoring Program
    Chris Faulkner, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Michael Scozzafava, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Presentation: Bogs and Butterflies, Swamps and Salamanders: Integrating Minnesota’s Wetland Monitoring Program and Wildlife Action Plan
    Doug Norris, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

State Wildlife Action Plans: Informing Education & Outreach Strategies

  • Snapshot of the States & Session Objectives
    Roxanne Thomas, Environmental Law Institute
  • Presentation: Implementation of the Georgia Wildlife Action Plan: New Directives and Opportunities for Wetland Conservation
    Jon Ambrose, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  • Presentation: Integrating Montana’s Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy with Wetland and Riparian Education and On-the-Ground Habitat Conservation
    Tom Hinz, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

DAY TWO — TUESDAY JULY 17, 2007

Session II: Shared Opportunities & Program Needs (cont’d)

State Wildlife Action Plans: Strategies for Acquisition & Restoration

State Wildlife Action Plans: Informing Wetland-Related Regulatory Decision-Making

  • Snapshot of the States & Session Objectives
    Roxanne Thomas, Environmental Law Institute
  • Presentation: Integrating Proactive Planning and Reactive Regulatory Conservation Strategies to Achieve Conservation Goals in New Hampshire
    Michael Marchand, New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game
  • Presentation: Wetland Mitigation Banking and State Wildlife Action Plans
    Michael Bean, Environmental Defense
    Jessica Wilkinson, Environmental Law Institute

Session III: Next Steps

Facilitated Discussion: “Gold Nuggets,” Next Steps & Recommendations

Wrap Up & Closing Statements

Additional Links

More information on state wildlife action plans from http://www.wildlifeactionplans.org
More information on state wetland programs
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Association of State Wetland Managers
ELI Land and Biodiversity Programs
ELI Wetlands Program
National Wetlands Mitigation Action Plan - includes links to mitigation studies
Teaming with Wildlife - includes information on messaging
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation - includes information on the Division’s actions concerning climate change