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ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop

Fifth Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop - "Conserving the Coasts: The State of Marine Ecosystems and Coastal Compensatory Mitigation" - Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

The Fifth Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop was hosted on Stetson Law's Gulfport campus on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. This year's workshop focused on the status and conservation of reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses, and the use of compensatory mitigation to offset coastal wetland impacts. The workshop began with a morning field trip (led by Tampa Bay Watch) to nearby aquatic restoration sites. Dr. Max Finlayson delivered the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture to kick off the afternoon presentations, and the event concluded with an evening poolside networking reception sponsored by Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.

» 2017 Workshop Announcement
» Watch Foreman Biodiversity Lecture – Dr. Max Finlayson
» View Presentation Materials – Dr. Max Finlayson
» View Presentation Materials – Dr. Frank Muller-Karger
» View Presentation Materials – Dr. Gary Raulerson
» View Presentation Materials – David Urban
» View Presentation Materials – Christina Storz
» View Presentation Materials – Michael Dema
» View Presentation Materials – Erin Okuno

The Environmental Law Institute and Stetson's Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy would like to thank our co-sponsors:

  • The Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.

Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.

We also would like to thank Tampa Bay Watch for leading the morning field trip.

Agenda

8:45 a.m. - Optional Field Trip to Local Aquatic Restoration Sites led by Tampa Bay Watch
12:00 p.m. - Opening Remarks
12:15 p.m. - Session One: Status and Conservation of Reefs, Mangroves, and Seagrasses

  • Foreman Biodiversity Lecture: Dr. Max Finlayson, Charles Sturt University, Australia

12:45 p.m. - Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Frank Muller-Karger, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
  • Dr. Benjamin Tanner, Stetson University
  • Dr. Gary Raulerson, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Moderator: Dr. Kirsten Work, Stetson University

2:00 p.m. - Networking Break
2:30 p.m. - Session Two: Using Compensatory Mitigation to Offset Coastal Wetland Impacts

  • Keynote Address: David Urban, Ecosystem Investment Partners

3:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion:

  • Christina Storz, Natural Resources Section, NOAA Office of General Counsel
  • Michael Dema, City of St. Petersburg
  • Erin Okuno, Stetson University College of Law
  • Moderator: John Pendergrass, Environmental Law Institute

4:15 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
5:15 p.m. - Poolside Networking Reception sponsored by Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.

Speaker Presentation Materials from the Fourth Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop - "Beyond the Clean Water Act: The Role of State and Local Wetland Programs and the Potential of Brownfields as Mitigation Sites" - Nov. 3, 2016

» Watch Foreman Biodiversity Lecture - Jeanne Christie
» View Presentation Materials - Jeanne Christie
» View Presentation Materials - Doug Lashley
» View Presentation Materials - Bill Spinner and Tara Allden
» View Presentation Materials - Andrew Zodrow