2017 FNPS Conference: Connections: Above & Below
Waterflow in the Everglades in historic conditions, current conditions, and predicted conditions Source:http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/events/department-news/769/frank-davis-heads-everglades-restoration-project
The 2017 FNPS Conference will explore Connections on many levels:
Connections at the Edge: We will show how to improve and manage the interface between developed landscapes (urban, suburban, and agricultural) and wild ecosystems.
Connections of Plants, Wildlife and People: We will learn why life, from single-celled organisms to human beings, is dependent on connections to nature. And, in turn nature is dependent on us to protect natural areas for the benefit all living organisms in our state.
|* Imatge: Natural roots, d'Angela Vandenbogaard|
Connections in the Field: Our venue is in the center of the historic Everglades Watershed. Conference Fieldtrips will demonstrate what is being done to support landscape-level ecological function and connectivity and what more needs to be done. There are many examples of natural landscapes and corridors. Participants will experience examples of intact habitats that filter our water, support biodiversity and thriving populations of native species, provide food and cover for wildlife, and give us reason to pause and appreciate the beauty of Florida and the need to sustain these lasting connections in our state.
To reserve your room and view conference updates, go to the 2017 Conference page on the FNPS website. Fieldtrips will be posted by January 1st and registration for the conference will begin in early 2017.