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Developing Wetland Restoration Priorities for Climate Risk Reduction and Resilience in the MARCO Region

When:

January 24, 2017

Where:

Webinar


Working with New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia — the five members of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) — the Environmental Law Institute prepared a detailed assessment of methods to identify, conserve, and restore wetlands for protection of communities and ecosystems in the face of rapid climate change. The full report can be found here. The webinar examined the tools and approaches available; the panelists focused on the use of science in designing priority systems for wetland restoration and conservation in climate adaptation using practical and innovative Maryland and New York area examples.

Speakers:
Rebecca Kihslinger, Science and Policy Analyst, ELI (moderator)
Jim McElfish, Senior Attorney, ELI
Dr. Nicole Maher, Senior Coastal Scientist, The Nature Conservancy (NY)
Kelly Collins Choi, Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Maryland DNR

Presentations:
Jim McElfish, Developing Wetland Restoration Priorities for Climate Risk Reduction and Resilience in the MARCO Region
Dr. Nicole Maher, Using Science to Inform Restoration & Conservation Decisions
Kelly Collins Choi, Enhancing Maryland's Resiliency through Conservation: Data to Decision Making

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