The mission of the Restoration Webinar Series is to provide a venue for restoration practitioners to share best management practices. The series has been incredibly successful for the last six years. The community includes more than 3,500 restoration practitioners. It is hosted by NOAA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Society for Ecological Restoration.
We are soliciting abstracts for the 2019 program that are innovative, transferable, and include inland, estuarine, coastal or marine habitats. We are also interested in projects inspired or influenced by former series webinars. Abstracts are due by February 28, 2019
- To submit an abstract, use the Restoration Webinar Series 2019 Abstract Submission Form.
While we seek a wide variety of projects, specific requests by our listeners include:
- Restoration of freshwater aquatic habitats, including riparian, wetlands, flood plains, and restoration of agricultural lands.
- Dam removal projects.
- Bivalve restoration in freshwater, estuarine, and marine habitats.
- Marsh migration and/or combined upland and wetland restoration.
- Restoration of terrestrial wildlife corridors.
Our participants have indicated that the following areas are of interest when discussing all types of restoration:
- Sea level rise and/or climate change considerations.
- Constructability and engineering considerations.
- Lessons learned.
- Monitoring results.
- Stakeholder engagement.
- Ecosystem services and multiple benefits provided by restoration.
- How projects are selected in the context of regional policies or planning.
Benefits to Presenters
All past presentations are recorded and archived by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center. Additionally, presenters receive a link to their presentation recording to upload to their organization's website.
Benefits to Attendees
Those attending presentations receive continuing education credits towards certification from the Society for Ecological Restoration.
For more information, contact Melanie Gange: Melanie.Gange@noaa.gov