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Webinar: Ecological Restoration For All: Environmental Justice in Planning and Implementation

November 6, 2014, 10:30 - 12:00 (Mountain)

The next in the Human-side of Restoration Webinar Series

Join us on Thursday, November 6th from 10:30-12:00 (Mountain) for Ecological Restoration For All: Environmental Justice in Planning and Implementation.

This webinar will focus on environmental justice considerations for restoration planning and implementation. Environmental justice means providing opportunities for minority and disadvantaged populations to comment before decisions are made, allowing these groups to share in the benefits of projects, and mitigating adverse impacts decisions might have on environmental justice populations. Ecological restoration can pose costs and benefits to minority and disadvantaged populations, so special care is required to seek their input and empower their participation.

Excellent background information on environmental justice is available through a National Forest Foundation webinar delivered by our upcoming presenters (Lis Grinspoon and Julie Schaefers, Forest Service social scientists). The recording for their May 8th webinar is available at http://www.nationalforests.org/conserve/peer/partnering-with-the-forest-service. Lis and Julie also prepared two helpful guides on environmental justice for NEPA and Forest Planning: Addressing Environmental Justice for Forest Service NEPA and Addressing Environmental Justice under the 2012 Planning Rule.

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Up to 5 days ahead of the webinar, you will receive an email with instructions and a link for participating through AdobeConnect.

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Contact Megan Matonis for more information or to request special accommodations.


Webinar: Keeping all the Pieces: Management Considerations for Greater Sage-Grouse and their Habitats in Utah and Eastern Nevada in an Age of Climate Change

Sage-Grouse

November 20, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 (Mountain)

Greater Sage-Grouse and their habitats face incredible challenges in light of a changing climate and anthropogenic landscape changes in the Intermountain West. Managers require tools that will help them identify areas where conservation efforts can most contribute to species recovery. This webinar describes tools for using geospatial technologies to focus management in those areas that will most contribute to the conservation of sagebrush communities important to Sage-Grouse given anticipated landscape changes.

Presenters

Chris Balzotti Brigham Young University, spatial ecologist
Stan Kitchen Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, veg ecologist
Clint McCarthy Forest Service (retired), Intermountain Region, wildlife ecologist

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Up to 5 days ahead of the webinar, you will receive an email with instructions and a link for participating through AdobeConnect.

Contact Sarah Hines for more information or to request special accommodations.