Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration to be Held

Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration to be Held

Call for Session Presentations Due September 13, 2002
by Heather Bradley

The Inaugural National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration will be held April 13-16, 2003, in Baltimore, Maryland. Restore America’s Estuaries will host the conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel. This will be the first nationwide forum focused solely on the goals and practices of coastal and estuarine habitat restoration. Incorporating the non-profit, government, business, and academic sectors, the Conference will enable networking and communication throughout this growing movement. Visit our website at www.estuaries.org for more conference information and the full “Call for Presentations.”

The purpose of the Conference is to mobilize the coastal and estuarine habitat restoration community to advance Restore America’s Estuaries’ knowledge, practice, pace, and success in habitat restoration. We will convene people with diverse perspectives and experiences to focus on setting priorities for, planning and executing, and monitoring progress of coastal and estuarine habitat restoration. The Conference will address habitat restoration in coastal and estuarine areas of the United States, including the Great Lakes region, as well as transboundary initiatives and issues.

Conference Audience

This conference will be a seminal gathering of the coastal and estuarine habitat restoration community. Non-profit organizations, businesses, and corporations from supporting industries, academic and research institutions, and agencies from all levels of government will be represented. Restoration project planners, practitioners, program managers, field staff, regulators, contractors, consultants, scientists, educators, community leaders, volunteers, and others involved in restoration efforts are all encouraged to submit session proposals.

Conference Themes

All conference proposals should relate specifically to one or more of the following conference themes:

– Best Practices in Restoration
– Community Involvement
– Planning and Priority-Setting
– Science and Technology
– Monitoring and Evaluation -and/or-
– Policy and Funding.

For full descriptions of conference themes, please see the full CFP on our website, www.estuaries.org. For more information in general, please contact Heather Bradley, Conference Coordinator, at (703)-524-0248, or hbradley@estuaries.org.

 

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