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Second Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop: Wetlands Enforcement: Mining, Mitigation, and More

When:

November 13, 2014

Where:

Gulfport, FL and via Webinar

From phosphate mining to oil and gas exploration, these activities can be both land- and water-intensive uses that can impact Florida’s remaining wetlands. This workshop explored the wetland impacts from various types of mining operations and looked at how enforcing wetland permits and mitigation is a crucial component to protecting Florida wetlands.


A G E N D A

11:15am

Registration & Lunch

12:00pm

Opening Remarks

Part One: Mining and Minerals
From oil and gas exploration in the Everglades to phosphate strip mines, mining is both a rising and historic industry in Florida. This session took a closer look at the various perspectives and wetland impacts of this evolving industry in Florida.

12:15pm

Foreman Biodiversity Lecture: Andrew R. Stewart, U.S. EPA 

12:45pm

Panel Discussion

1:15pm

Q&A

1:30pm

Breakout Sessions

2:30pm

Break

   

Part Two: Mitigation
Mitigation is a crucial component in achieving “no net loss” of wetlands. This session explored both the legal and practical aspects of mitigation enforcement and how these tools
can best be utilized to protect wetlands.    

3:00pm

Foreman Biodiversity Lecture: Deborah Wegmann, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

3:30pm

Panel Discussion

4:15pm

Q&A

4:30pm

Breakout Sessions

5:45pm Reception