NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) hosts in-person trainings for coastal resource managers. This year, OCM staff will host a training on planning and facilitating collaborative meetings in Chesterton, IN. During this two-day training participants can expect to learn how to: determine when to use a collaborative process, select people with the skills needed to fill each meeting role, leverage process tools and techniques to meet meeting objectives, facilitate collaborative meetings, manage conflict, and address disruptive behaviors. For more information on this training, visit NOAA OCM's training webpage.
This fall, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is hosting its 13th annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Buffalo, New York. This 3-day conference is expected to draw more than 350 people from across the Great Lakes region. Conference attendees usually include policy experts, staff from non-profit organizations, business and industry representatives, and personnel from state, local, and federal agencies. The agenda for this event is still in development, for more information visit the conference website.
The Michigan Aquatic Restoration Conference brings together a group of government agency staff, members of the academic community, and water resources management professionals annually to learn about the science of water resources restoration. During this three-day event, participants can expect to learn about relevant topics including: river and stream restoration, dam removal, coastal restoration, floodplain/riparian restoration, as well as how to support these efforts through policy, funding, planning, and management. For more information on this event, visit the conference website.
25 Oct, 2017 @ 7:00 am
to 27 Oct, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Event Website:Michigan Aquatic Restoration Conference
The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) is hosting the 2017 State of Lake Michigan Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This year's conference will also feature the Great Lakes Beach Association's annual meeting. The agenda for this workshop is still in development. Registration for this event is required. For more information visit the conference website.
Each year, Wisconsin Wetlands Association hosts a Wetland Science Conference in Wisconsin. This 2-day conference brings together more than 300 scientists and practitioners from across the region. Together, attendees will "share [their] wetland research, restoration, management, or outreach program; learn new identification and assessment approaches and techniques; hear about approaches to incorporating wetlands into watershed & community planning; discuss the latest in wetland science, planning, and protection issues; [and] look ahead to the future of wetland science and practices in Wisconsin and the Midwest." Registration for this event will open in December 2017. For more information visit the conference website.