Restoration Webinar Series: Seeking Presenters for 2019

February 22, 2019

Webinar series hosted by NOAA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Society for Ecological Restoration is seeking presenters for its seventh season by February 28.

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

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.

Contact

For more information, contact Melanie Gange: Melanie.Gange@noaa.gov

Last updated by Office of Habitat Conservation on February 22, 2019