69th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Conserving Large Landscapes
Sunday, November 1 - Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Renaissance Asheville Hotel • Asheville, North Carolina
Monday, November 2
Building a Fish Passage Community of Practice Through Case Studies and Lessons Learned
1:20 p.m. 4:40 p.m.
This symposium aims to help develop a fish passage community of practice throughout the Southeast by highlighting successful dam removal projects, identify lessons learned and recommend key factors to minimize the intimidation often encountered around dam removal projects. (click here for more information)
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
1:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
This symposium offers insights into the ways human dimensions research can inform management on how to adapt to these social pressures. It will highlight examples of human dimensions research applied to management decisions and facilitate increased interaction among human dimensions researchers and specialists in SEAFWA member states and other conservation related organizations. (click here for more information)
Tuesday, November 3
Frameworks for Large-scale Conservation of At-risk Species in the Southeast
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The objective of this panel is to seed a broader conversation about the emerging and evolving frameworks that states might employ in the Southeast to achieve large-landscape and species conservation objectives. Speakers on the panel will provide insight into regional and national trends, review the multiple factors that have influenced the design and uptake of different conservation approaches in the past, and identify barriers and opportunities for implementation of new conservation frameworks.
Large Landscapes and Biodiversity Conservation in the South
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
In this symposium, speakers address US Forest Service research studies related to ecosystems that are especially vulnerable to broad scale changes... and implications for fish and wildlife species that depend on them. (click here for more information)
Landscape-scale Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Local Government Land Use Planning
3:20 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
This symposium will provide case studies and lessons learned to wildlife agencies and professionals so that they may assess the effectiveness of investing in wildlife habitat conservation through local land use planning. (click here for more information)
Wednesday, November 4
Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy
8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
This symposium will present recent progress and identify important next steps for key elements of this conservation adaptation strategy, 1) network of landscapes and seascapes, 2) conservation collaborations, and 3) landscape change information. (click here for more information)
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