National Symposium: Wetlands 2004

The symposium and field seminar are designed for wetland and bird habitat managers; birders; members of watershed councils and land trusts; staff and members of not for profit environmental organizations; researchers; consultants; academics; private landowners; and staff of state, federal, and local agencies. The symposium will primarily focus on the protection and restoration of wetlands of international significance in the U.S., and a portion of the program will be devoted to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The goals of this seminar are: to build strengthened partnerships between birding groups and wetland mangers; document the international significance of wetlands and wetland complexes; identify major threats to internationally significant wetlands and devise techniques to monitor these threats; provide training techniques for protecting and restoring these wetlands; and building partnerships between the US and other entities for protecting wetland sites of international significance.