Tuesday, June 5, 2007: 8:00 AM-9:45 AM
Lexington Room A (Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center)
Special Session - Habitat Conservation Plans for Freshwater Aquatic Species
Habitat Conservation Planning is a tool under the Endangered Species Act that is finding increasing application in the protection of imperiled aquatic species. This session will cover various aspects of HCP development, from methods for forecasting species "take" in the face of uncertainty to practical integration of science and policy, with a focus on converting the successes and failures of recently developed HCPs into useful lessons for aquatic conservation elsewhere. Several HCPs will be highlighted, but we will focus particularly on the recently completed Etowah HCP, which seeks to manage development activities in nine counties and numerous municipalities in northern Georgia, USA, through stormwater regulations and other policies to protect nine imperiled fish species without impairing economic development.
Organizer:Seth Wenger
8:00 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:15 AMAssessing threats, take, and mitigation strategies for endangered aquatic species in the Cumberlands: A survey-based approach
Hayden T. Mattingly
8:30 AMA Localized Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) within the Regional Context of the Edwards Aquifer: The San Marcos River HCP as a Tool for Ecological Restoration
Melani Howard, Jenna McKnight Winters, Tom Arsuffi
8:45 AMIntegrating predictive modeling and land use policy to manage for imperiled stream fishes
Seth Wenger, Laurie A. Fowler, Byron J. Freeman
9:00 AMCommissioners, developers and small fishes: building the framework of the Etowah HCP
Laurie A. Fowler, Seth Wenger
9:15 AMAdaptive management in the HCP context
Mary C. Freeman, Seth Wenger, Laurie A. Fowler, Byron J. Freeman
9:30 AMA brief history of the Grand Canyon: developing an ecosystem perspective for conservation of native fishes in the Colorado River
Theodore A. Kennedy, Emma J. Rosi-Marshall, Robert O. Hall Jr., Colden V. Baxter, Wyatt F. Cross, Holly A. Wellard, Michael D. Yard
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