Wetlands are special spaces that provide critical wildlife habitat, absorb storm water, and protect against climate change effects. Protecting wetlands themselves is no small feat when there are numerous threats such at development, fragmentation and climate change. Local conservationists and engineers, among others, are contributing to a modern wetland policy in Newfoundland and Labrador to ensure the future of these valuable habitats. NAACAP hosted a wetland policy discussion earlier this spring to showcase ongoing work towards a wetland policy.
In case you missed it, we are posting the materials for presentations. Our first presenter Danielle Fequet, from Ducks Unlimited Canada spoke about ongoing work on and challenges for a provincial wetland conservation policy. Next, Meisam Amani from Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, and a fellow board member at NAACAP, spoke about a provincial wetland inventory based on satellite methods which would inform such a policy.
Thank you to both presenters and to audience members who participated with great interest!