Tuesday, December 14, 2010

National Wetlands Monitoring & Assessment Presentation

CNHP Wetland Ecologist Joanna Lemly just returned from North Carolina, where she presented to EPA’s National Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment Work Group at their recent workshop in Raleigh. Joanna talked about CNHP’s growing partnership with the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program, which intends to use CNHP’s wetland condition assessment data to prioritize funding for wetland restoration projects.

While at the workshop, Joanna also participated in a day-long training of the field protocols for the upcoming 2011 National Wetland Condition Assessment. Joanna was one of the trainers of the vegetation protocols, which she has helped refine as co-chair of EPA’s technical review panel last May. The nearly 100 participants of the training were in good spirits and very interested in the protocols, despite near-freezing temperatures that day!

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