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Open Day Presentations made at the 2016 NRDAR National Workshop in Phoenix, AZ

SONS Overview:

Spill of National Significance (SONS) Drill – Mark Huston, Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment, Washington, DC

Partnering among Tribes and other Governments and Organizations:

Panel Discussion: NRDAR 101 from a Tribal Perspective and Why partnering with tribes early in case development is important – Rose Ferri, Yakama Nation, Union Gap, WA; Kathleen Welch, Wyandotte Nation, Wyandotte, OK; Barbara Tarbell, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Akwesasne, NY; John Privitera, Tribal attorney for St. Regis Tribe, Albany, NY 


Restoration of Impaired Ecosystems: An Ounce of Prevention or Pound of Cure?:

An Ounce of Prevention or Pound of Cure? – Aida Farag, USGS, Jackson Hole, WY

Link between ERA and ecological restorationRalph Stahl, DuPont, Wilmington, DE

Restoration goals Anne Wagner, Chevron, San Ramon, CA

Restoration designCheryl Ulrich, Dewberry, Jacksonville, FL

Monitoring for restoration effectivenessTim Hoelzle, Great Ecology, Denver, CO

Recognizing opportunities and challengesSara Ward, Fish & Wildlife Service, Raleigh, NC


Restoration Monitoring:

Developing Best Practices for Monitoring NRDAR Ecological Restoration Projects– John Isanhart, Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment, Denver, CO

Restoration Monitoring Frameworks for Upland Hardwood and Grasslands:  Integrating Innovative Spatial Technology– Heather Theel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS 

Ecological Condition Assessments of Natural Resource Damage Assessment Freshwater Wetland Restoration Projects – Pat Comer, NatureServe, Boulder, CO

Restoration Monitoring of Indiana Riparian Hardwood Ecosystems – Mike Hooper, USGS, Columbia, MO




Open Day Presentations made at the 2014 NRDAR National Workshop in Phoenix, AZ

Planning, Partnering, & Restoring in the Face of an Uncertain Future Climate:

Using Scenarios to Find Robust Management Solutions to Highly Uncertain Futures – Sam Veloz, Point Blue, CA

Biological Carbon Sequestration Activities in the National Wildlife Refuge System – Mike Hooper, USGS, Columbia, MO; John Schmerfeld, FWS, Arlington, VA; & Zhiliang Zhu, USGS, Reston, VA

Conservation and Partnering Across the Landscape – Lisa Irby, Ducks Unlimited, Memphis, TN


Ecosystem Services:

Update on Ecosystem Services – Kristin Skrabis, DOI, Washington, DC

EnviroAtlas: A New Geospatial Tool Connecting Ecosystem Services People, and Well-Being Through Mapping, Analysis and Information Access – Brian Pickard, EPA, Office of Research and Development, Research Triangle Park, NC

A Breakthrough Collaboration: The Economics of Ecosystems – Mary Draves, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI


Tribal Restoration:

Land Acquisition for the Siletz Tribe and Conservation Easements for Old-Growth Forests to Protect Marbled Murrelet Populations – Mike Kennedy, Siletz Tribe, Siletz, OR

Fox River and Green Bay Restoration Projects and the Oneida Tribe – Dan Brooks, Oneida Tribe, Oneida, WI

Development of Tribal Restoration Workforce Initiatives – Marissa Fierro, Pit River Tribe, Burney, CA & Marko Bey, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, Ashland, OR


International Restoration & Innovative Partnerships:

International Restoration: Rationale and Growing Chocolate for the Birds (An Example from Belize) – Anne Condon, FWS, Gloucester, VA & Molly Sperduto, FWS, Concord, NH

Postcards from the Edge: International Restoration Projects from California Trustee Councils – Janet Whitlock, FWS, Sacramento, CA & Carolyn Marn, FWS, Sacramento, CA

The Southern Wings Program: A Partnership of State Fish and Wildlife Agencies – Edwin Juarez, Arizona Fish and Game Department, Phoenix, AZ & Mike Ingraldi, Arizona Fish and Game Department, Phoenix, AZ