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

Stetson students can attend for FREE all or part(s) of the workshop — by WEBCAST or in person at the Stetson College of Law’s Gulfport campus. Please visit https://www.stetson.edu/law/international/biodiversity/wetlands-workshop.php to register. 

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 (led by Tampa Bay Watch) to nearby aquatic restoration sites and will conclude with an evening poolside networking reception sponsored by Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.

» 2017 Workshop Announcement


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.

Registration link and Registration Fees:

Students: FREE (web or live)
Regular: $125
Web only: $100
Government, academic, nonprofit, ELI members: $75 (web or live)
Optional Field Trip: $25