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SWS Climate Change Initiative collaborates to bring global leaders together for plenary panel discussion at SER 2021 World Conference

July 2, 2021

World leaders in wetlands, peatlands and biodiversity conservation and restoration and climate change met (virtually) at the Society for Ecological Restoration’s (SER) 2021 World Conference Plenary Panel on June 22nd to discuss the importance of restoring and conserving wetlands including peatlands, and other ecosystems as a critical element in our response to the climate change…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries to Propose Regulatory Revisions to Endangered Species Act

June 5, 2021

Dear conservation stakeholder, Please see this news releaseĀ from the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service announcing that it, along with the National Marine Fisheries Service, are releasing a plan to improve and strengthen implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The set of proposed actions follows Executive Order 13990, which directed all federal agencies to review…

In memorandum – Robert Brooks

May 31, 2021

SWS is saddened to hear of Rob’s passing and express our sincere condolences. Submitted by daughter Emily Brooks Dolbin: Dear Family and Friends, With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Dr. Robert Brooks. Rob was a dedicated son, brother, husband, father, grandaddy (dododaddy), friend, colleague, mentor, professor, scientist, and all around wonderful person. Rob…


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