Workshop in the Cedar River Basin, Iowa

May 16, 2012 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Cedar Falls

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Center for Energy and Environmental Education
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa

The Cedar River Watershed Coalition, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, ELI, and the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment will host the Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Flood Hazards in the Cedar River Basin Workshop on May 16, 2012. The goal of the workshop is to identify ways to more efficiently and effectively protect wetland and wildlife habitat and strengthen resilience to flooding in the Cedar River Basin. We will explore how hazard and emergency managers, wetland and wildlife conservation managers, floodplain mangers, community planners, and conservation organizations can work more effectively together to meet multiple, and overlapping goals and identify the information needed and funding sources available for joint projects.

Workshop Report

The Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Flood Hazards in the Cedar River Basin, Iowa workshop report includes a summary of the workshop, a set of maps illustrating areas where wetlands and floodplains overlap with priority habitats, and case studies of successful interagency collaboration on projects that preserve or restore wetlands and habitats while reducing flood risk for local communities.

Workshop Documents