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Pennsylvania Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Habitat and Species Workshop


Overview

To facilitate a multi-stakeholder dialogue about advancing habitat protection and conservation through demonstrations of web-based tools, discussion of state priorities and needs, updates on federal activities and funding programs and interactive discussion about innovative approaches for moving selected projects from planning to implementation.

February 5, 2009
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Erie Pennsylvania

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Time Agenda Item Leader
9:30 a.m. Welcome, Review of Workshop Objectives and Introductions Lori Boughton, PADEP
Harry Leslie, Presque Isle State Park
9:45 Habitat and Species Chapter of the GLRC: Progress to Date Mike Greer, USACE
10:00 Update on Web-based Habitat Tools John Hummer, GLC
10:30 State Habitat Restoration Strategies,
Initiatives and Priorities

  Presque Isle Bay Watershed Monitoring, Restoration, and Protection Sean Rafferty, PA Sea Grant
  State Wildlife Action Plan

Kenneth Anderson, II, PA Fish & Boat
  Rivers Conservation Plan (no PowerPoint) Mike Campbell, Mercyhurst College
  Erie County Inventory of Natural Areas to Focus Conservation Efforts

Chris Tracey, Western PA Consvy
Noon Networking Lunch  
1:00 Collaborative Models for Implementing Restoration

  Healing Our Waters (HOW) Coalition Habitat Restoration Priorities Brian Smith, Citizens Campaign
  Stepping Down the GLRC: Using the NAWMP Joint Venture and other State Initiatives as Guides

Roger Gauthier, GLC
1:30 Fostering Collaboration to Advance Restoration Projects: Case Studies

  Jenks Gameland and Coastal Trail Acquisition
Tom Fuhrman, Lake Erie Region Cons
  Gull Point
Harry Leslie, Presque Isle State Park
  Conneaut Creek Headwater

Kevin Hess, PADEP
2:45 Federal Habitat/Wetlands Funding/Assistance Program Highlights Federal Agency Reps
- Heather Stirratt,
  NOAA
- Mike Greer,
  USACE
- Jeff Kiefer,
  USFWS
- Rita Cestaric,
  USEPA
- Amy DeWeerd,
  USFWS
3:15 Using the Web Tools to Advance Collaboration Roger Gauthier
3:45 Advancing Habitat Restoration Activities: Wrap-up Lori Boughton, PADEP
4:00 Adjourn  

 


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