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ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop

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

The Environmental Law Institute and Stetson's Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy are pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop will be hosted on Stetson Law's Gulfport campus on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. This year's workshop will focus on the status and conservation of reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses, and the use of compensatory mitigation to offset coastal wetland impacts. The workshop will include an optional morning field trip to a nearby wetland and will conclude with an evening poolside networking reception sponsored by Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.

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ELI 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.

Draft Agenda (Subject to Change)

9:00 a.m. - Optional Field Trip
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. Gary Raulerson, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Dr. Benjamin Tanner, Stetson University
  • 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:

  • Michael Dema, City of St. Petersburg
  • Christina Storz, Natural Resources Section, NOAA Office of General Counsel
  • 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.

Registration Fees

Regular: $125
Web only: $100
Government, academic, nonprofit, ELI members: $75 (web or live)
Students: free (web or live)
Optional Field Trip: $25
CLE Credit (Florida only): Included in registration fee

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