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: NW Angler's Workshop on Global Warming


Howzer
11-09-2003, 06:21 PM
The National Wildlife Federation and its partner organizations would like to
invite you to a workshop connecting the impacts from global warming on the
fisheries of the Northwest.

Where: Mountaineers Building, Seattle, WA
When: November 12, 2003
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The November 12 workshop will be presented by Dr. Nate Mantua and Jim Martin,
both scientists and avid anglers. This workshop is aimed at commercial and
sport anglers, staff and volunteers of conservation organizations, agency
personnel, community leaders, members of the angling industry and outdoor
press.


Please RSVP today: 206-285-8707 x 100, or boawn@nwf.org

juro
11-09-2003, 08:21 PM
Is there any plan to videotape this presentation? I'd love to be able to view it.

thanks

Howzer
11-10-2003, 09:31 PM
Juro, I don't know if they'll videotape it but I'll find out and post the answer here. I will be giving a short powerpoint presentation, so if nothing else I'll post the file on the web and share the url when I get it finished.

I also forgot to post the street address. The Mountaineers Building is in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle at
300 3rd Avenue West

Nate

Howzer
11-13-2003, 06:37 PM
Last night's Anglers Forum was really informative. Jim Martin, conservation director for Pure Fishing and former Chief of Fisheries at Oregon's Dept of Fish and Wildlife gave a truly inspiring, optimistic, yet realistic pitch for galvanizing support in the fishing, hunting, and environmental community to tackle both global warming and poor land-use practices as the way to preserve and enhance fish and wildlife for generations to come. Check out the NWF's climate change page at http://www.nwf.org/climate

KC Golden from Seattle's "Climate Solutions" offered concrete ways in which we, as individuals, can begin reducing the risks posed by future global warming while maybe even profiting from new approaches in energy and transportation systems. Check out their web-page at: http://www.climatesolutions.org

My role was to kick things off with a primer on the science of global warming and a brief review of likely impacts in the Northwest. Today's Seattle PI has a really nice article that summarizes those impacts:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/148043_warming13.html