27 results for tag: education

August 2023 Webinar – Conservation Planning in Municipalities: Case Studies of Urban Wetlands & Waterways

Community conservation planning practices decrease the negative impacts of development on nature. They are also applied by communities seeking enhanced benefits from the natural resources they manage. Ronda will provide an overview of community plans that have led to urban water projects including comprehensive plans, park system master plans, economic development strategic plans, resiliency plans, property management plans and more. Case studies from the lower Midwest will be shared to illustrate how wetlands and other water resources are being managed by communities of all sizes as green infrastructure and for other ecosystem services. Speaker: ...

July 2023 Webinar – A Broad Scale 2,500 Acre Wetland Habitat Restoration Project in South Florida

Monthly webinars are offered as a benefit of membership. Once each quarter, in March, July, September, and December, the monthly SWS webinar is open for non-members to attend (and at no cost), as well. Avenir is a mixed-use development in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The parent property was comprised of 4,763 +/- acres of highly altered lands, ditched and drained to support various agricultural uses for over 50 years. Over 50% of the property (2,400 +/- acres) was set aside for habitat restoration, wetland mitigation, and conservation. This webinar focuses on the approach, design, and implementation of the native habitat restoration and conserv...

Women in Wetlands Section Webinar: Does restoration work? An amphibian-centric look at restoration in geographically isolated wetlands

This webinar is for SWS members only. Geographically isolated wetlands provide a critical habitat for pond-breeding amphibians, a taxa of broad conservation concern. Restoration of wetlands typically includes goals to recover the wetlands’ physiochemical, hydrological, and ecological functions. However, for pond-breeding amphibians, successful restoration should also result in sustained populations, which is difficult to assess and infrequently reported. In this talk, I will provide a broad overview of restoration practices addressing hydrology, vegetation, and ecological processes within these unique environments and across spatial scales. Then ...

SWS Annual Meeting

Wetland Adaptation from Floodplains to Ridgelines The Society of Wetland Scientists will convene on June 27-30, 2023 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington to discuss this year's topic: Wetland Adaption from Floodplains to Ridgelines. Please join us for a variety of industry lectures, workshops and receptions with colleagues that will frame the conversation for the year to come! We aim to provide a safe in-person event for scientists, policymakers, and practitioners to share their knowledge and gather ideas for the future of wetlands in an ever-evolving political landscape while continuing to advance the current focus on climate ...

WALPA 36th Annual Conference in Tacoma, WA

“FISH AND BEYOND IN OUR LAKES” CALL FOR ABSTRACTS This year’s theme, ” Fish and Beyond in Our Lakes,” was chosen to highlight effects of climate change, lake pollution, and lake management strategies on fisheries in Pacific Northwest lakes. Abstracts may be submitted for either presentations and/or posters. Potential session topics include, but are not limited to the following: Fisheries ecology & management Salmon habitat in big lakes Contaminants of emerging concern Adaptive management Climate change Nutrient management Harmful algal blooms (HABs) Invasive aquatic species Volunteer monitoring/citizen science Student ...

2023 APMS 63rd Annual Meeting

We will kick things off on the evening of Monday July 24th with the President’s Reception at Punch Bowl Social, one of Indy’s premier meeting spots. This location has bowling, arcades, and a host of different table games. All that attend are sure to have a great time dining, playing, and catchup up with friends. Tuesday (July 25th) and Wednesday (July 26th) will feature a full day of presentations from the cutting edge of aquatic plant and algae management research. Don’t miss our opening session highlighting the intersection of communication and conflict. We will have several invited speakers that will share their experiences around ...

ILMS Forestry Management Field Day

Join us for a FREE forestry field day with Indiana DNR on June 28, at the Morgan-Monroe Forestry Training Center. We will have morning refreshments, a presentation on forestry practices and DNR's forestry programs, followed by a driving/walking tour of practices in the State Forest. Registration seats are limited, so register today!

CALMS 38th Annual Conference

Join us on October 11th - 13th, 2023, for the annual CALMS conference. The conference will be held at Lake Arrowhead in Southern California, 22 miles from the city of San Bernardino.

BCLSS Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the BCLSS Annual Conference! Join us on September 23 & 24 at the Power To Be site on Prospect Lake, Victoria, BC. Registration includes attendance for the plenary speakers, technical session talks, poster session, discussion groups, a field sampling demonstration and a field trip to two local lakes (bus transportation included). It also includes coffee, tea, drinks, and healthy snack food for morning and afternoon breaks, two lunches and a dinner on Saturday night. Capacity is limited at this years conference, so register early to save your spot! Registration closes August 15, 2023.

Twilight Treks

Enjoy the beauty of Asbury Woods as the sun dips below the horizon on this guided hike with a Naturalist. Dates: Tuesdays June 13, July 11, August 29 Time: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Age: Adults and children ages 10 and up Location: Nature Center