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Protecting and Restoring Wildlife Habitat in Subdivision Development
October 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm$10
1) To provide information, resources, networking opportunities, and a forum for discussing wildlife/habitat protection and restoration in and around the urban developments.
2) To provide design and management options to conserve biodiversity when land is subdivided
3) To discuss the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Office of Conservation Planning Services (CPS) role in informing fish and wildlife habitat conservation decisions.
4) To inform participants about resources available to assist with conservation planning, such as resources for avoiding and minimizing impacts to fish and wildlife resources.
PRESENTERS:Professor Mark Hostetler (University of Florida); Daniel Penniman, Mike Orlando – FWC, Bear Management
2:30 – 2:45 Sign-in
2:45 – 3:00 Introductions/Discussion of National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Certified Wildlife City Designation
3:00 – 3:45 Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development
3:45 – 4:30 Planning Resources and Preventing/Reducing Wildlife Conflict Issues
4:30 – 5:00 Facilitated Discussion and Participant Feedback
* Registered participants will receive a 126-page resource manual developed by Mark Hostetler and associated UF/IFAS personnel with detailed strategies and resources to help one to create communities that conserve wildlife and wildlife habitat over the long term. Participants will also receive a certificate as proof of attendance and will be eligible for up to 2 LEED CE credits (self-reporting).