Missouri Wetland Summit
Missouri Wetlands Summit LLF is sponsoring the Missouri Wetlands Summit which will take place on February 1st-3rd, 2023 at Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri. The 2023 Missouri Wetlands Summit, hosted by the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Conservation, is an invitation to critically review and report on wetland management status and trajectory. Contemporary and forward-looking perspectives are needed to ensure that the gains made in recent decades are perpetuated. New challenges are apparent as public expectations change, ecological and climate influences emerge, and agency budgets continue to face necessary tradeoffs. The summit will offer historical context, highlight the breadth of private and public wetland restoration and management, provide large scale and longer-term wetland benefits and challenges, and invite attendees to engage in exploring solutions. The presentations will be informative, provocative, and interactive and the speakers are well recognized in their respective disciplines. Who should attend: This summit is for state and federal agency staff, public and private wetland researchers, engineers, managers, not-for-profit and nongovernmental organizations, hunters, birders, and any conservationist interested in helping shape the future of wetland conservation in Missouri. Please visit confedmo.org/wetlands/ for more information.