Wetlands Restoration and the 2012 Farm Bill Seminar
Wetlands Restoration and the 2012 Farm Bill
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 430-HELP Committee Hearing Room, Washington DC (Northeast of the Capitol, adjoining the Hart Senate Office Building on a site bounded by Constitution Avenue, Second Street, First Street, and C Street, N.E.)
Thursday, May 10, 2012
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Afternoon refreshments will be served
This seminar will start with a crash course on wetland science, and then turn to a discussion about wetlands restoration in agricultural areas and how the 2012 Farm Bill could impact that restoration.
Please join us for any or all presentations.
This event is open to the public
RSVP's appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org
3:00 - 3:30 pm: Wetlands - Inspiring, Contentious, Essential
Speaker: Robert P. Brooks, Director, Riparia at Penn State
Brooks will provide staff with a crash course on wetland science and conservation, delving into such topics as the classification of wetlands, the role of wetlands in the natural environment, and the societal values of wetlands such as flood protection and water quality.
3:30 - 3:50 pm: Wetlands Restoration in Agricultural Areas
Speaker: Chris Craft, Janet Duey Professor in Rural Land Policy at Indiana University and 2012 National Wetland Award recipient for Science Research
Chris Craft will present an overview of the benefits of restoring wetlands and riparian buffers for water quality improvements and other ecosystem services.
3:50 - 4:10 pm: Wetlands Restoration and the 2012 Farm Bill
Speaker: Scott Sutherland, Director of Government Affairs, Ducks Unlimited
4:10 - 4:30 pm: Q&A with all three speakers
After the seminar, you are invited to attend the 2012 National Wetlands Award ceremony, taking place at the U.S. Botanic Garden form 6:00 - 8:00 pm. For more infrmation and to RSVP visit www.nationalwetlandsawards.org
Sponsored by: the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (ASLO, CERF, SFS, SWS) and the Environmental Law Institute