National Wildlife Refuge System

Conserving the Future Conference

Sea level rise is affecting salt marshes and beaches at Chincoteagaue National Wildlife Refuge, VA.
Former Refuge System chief Greg Siekaniec talks with students from the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, ND.
Credit: Nick Zukauskas/USFWS

The Conserving the Future conference was held in the Monona Conference Center, just down the street from the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.
The Conserving the Future conference was held in the Monona Conference Center, just down the street from the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.
Credit: Neal McLain
Kathy Woodward, Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, NJ, decorates a conference blackboard.
Kathy Woodward, Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, NJ, decorates a conference blackboard.
Credit: Karen Leggett/USFWS
Youth delegates meet with director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,  Dan Ashe.
Youth delegates meet with director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe.
Credit: Tom Llaurado/USFWS
Youth delegates meet with director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,  Dan Ashe.
Green Fire, a documentary about Aldo Leopold, was screened for the public in Madison’s classic Orpheum theatre.
Credit: Karen Leggett/USFWS
Puddles greets  conference goers.
Puddles greets conference goers.
Credit: Karen Leggett/USFWS
Science Poster Gallery
The Science Poster Gallery featured 100 posters on topics ranging from changing climates and the role of refuges in conserving the Great Basin; invasive exotic earthworm populations within Great Lakes refuges; and the effect of enzootic plague on wild black-footed ferret survival in Montana. Details at http://americaswildlife.org/conference/science.
Credit: Karen Leggett/USFWS
Puddles greets  conference goers.
More than 70 Friends attended the Conserving the Future conference.
Credit: Nick Zukauskas/USFWS

 

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Friends Forward Summer 2011

Last updated: September 2, 2011