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Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Flood Hazards in the Rock River Basin Webinar Series: Why Wetland Restorations Fail: Lessons Learned

When:

August 6, 2015

Where:

Webinar Only

Scientists and managers have long recognized the utility and efficiency in connecting floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, and wetland management, but government resources are not allocated in such a manner as to foster collaboration among these institutions. Funding is often tied to specific agency priorities and hazard mitigation and habitat conservation staff rarely collaborate. The goal of the Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Flood Hazards in the Rock River Basin webinar series is to identify opportunities for emergency, floodplain, and wetland management agencies to work together to maximize the flood control and ecosystem service benefits of our wetlands, thereby saving financial and environmental resources and building community resilience to climate change.

Why Wetland Restorations Fail: Lessons Learned

Numerous studies have documented the shortcomings of wetland mitigation and voluntary restoration projects to achieve stated goals. There is general agreement, however, among restoration professionals that the science exists to achieve restoration goals and can be applied if particular barriers are addressed. In 2013, the Association of State Wetland Managers began to identify what some of the barriers are and developed a Work Group of 25 restoration experts, including practitioners, academics, consultants, regulators, and policy makers, to further identify barriers and develop recommendations to address those barriers. This webinar will summarize those findings and recommendations to improve restoration outcomes.

SPEAKERS:

 

MATERIALS:

ASWM White Paper

WEBINAR RECORDING:

Recording of the event

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