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Climate Savvy Aquatic Restoration Workshop

March 13-15, 2012 • Portland, OR • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
This workshop is designed to train habitat restoration biologists on how fish and wildlife restoration projects can be planned and implemented to avoid climate change issues and/or increase the resilience of fish and wildlife resources to the impacts of climate change. The target audience is U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service habitat restoration biologists and partners, including the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, the Coastal Program, Fisheries, Natural Resource Damage Assessment, Refuges, migratory bird management, recovery biologist, and others. The workshop will focus on one habitat type most restoration biologists share, riparian and aquatic systems. This will allow an in-depth, application based approach to the learning and training workshop.
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