Blog posts categorized by Environmental Report Cards
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Gulf of Kachchh report card workshop

Bill Dennison ·
10 September 2013
Environmental Report Cards | 

An IAN contingent traveled to Jamnagar, India to conduct a two day workshop to develop an environmental report card for the Gulf of Kachchh (rhymes with touch). Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey and Jane Hawkey made the trip, and although Simon Costanzo was scheduled to come, his Indian visa didn't arrive in time.

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Healthy Waterways Healthy Catchments: Making the connection in South East Queensland, Australia

Healthy Waterways Healthy Catchments: Making the connection in South East Queensland, Australia

Bill Dennison ·
27 August 2013
Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | Australian cities and waterways | 

Healthy Waterways Healthy Catchments is now available for free in PDF format from IAN press. Healthy Waterways Healthy Catchments: Making the connection in South East Queensland, Australia … This 238 pp. book was the fourth in a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 2005 and summarized the scientific findings from a variety of different projects that were conducted as part of Phase 3 of the Healthy Waterways program.

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Discover the Waterways of South-East Queensland

Discover the Waterways of South-East Queensland

Bill Dennison ·
22 August 2013
Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | Australian cities and waterways | 

Discover the Waterways is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. Discover the Waterways of South-East Queensland … This book was the third of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 2001 and was intended to provide citizens with enough context to view key ecosystem features from different vantage points around Southeast Queensland.

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Moreton Bay Study: A Scientific Basis for the Healthy Waterways Campaign

Moreton Bay Study: A Scientific Basis for the Healthy Waterways Campaign

Bill Dennison ·
20 August 2013
Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | Australian cities and waterways | 

Moreton Bay Study is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. Moreton Bay Study: A Scientific Basis for the Healthy Waterways Campaign … This book was the second of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 1999 and was the first summary of the scientific findings of Healthy Waterways.

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The crew member's guide to the health of our waterways

The crew member's guide to the health of our waterways

Bill Dennison ·
15 August 2013
Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | Australian cities and waterways | 

The crew member's guide to the health of our waterways is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. The crew member's guide to the health of our waterways … This short book (~100 pp.) was the first of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 1998 and was a key component of the campaign in a variety of ways. First, the book was inexpensively priced to encourage wide dissemination.

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UMCES booth at the fifth National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER 2013).

Talking about report cards at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration

Bill Dennison ·
8 August 2013
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The fifth National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER 2013) was held near Chicago, Illinois July 29-August 2, 2013. UMCES was the local sponsor for the forth National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration in Baltimore, Maryland in 2011, and our name tag lanyards were beads to advertise that NCER 2015 will be in New Orleans. A new conference feature was introduced for the start of each concurrent session - a short exercise/stretching video (XBYTES) that was really fun and relaxing.

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The 2013 International Congress for Conservation Biology by the Society for Conservation Biology, Baltimore Convention Center.

Talking about report cards at the International Congress for Conservation Biology

Bill Dennison ·
1 August 2013
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The Society for Conservation Biology sponsors a biennial conference and their 26th International Congress for Conservation Biology 2013 was held at the Baltimore Convention Center. I attended the session "Advancing Science-informed Ocean Management Decisions Through Ecosystem Health Report Cards". The session was organized by Melanie McField, Smithsonian Institution, Jason Vasques, Coral Reef Alliance and Liz Whiteman, California Ocean Science Trust.

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Caroline Wicks presenting at the STAR seminar on June 27, 2013. Credit: Bill Dennison

Enhancing the Chesapeake Bay report card with new indicators and new methods

Bill Dennison ·
3 July 2013
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On 27 June 2013, Caroline Wicks presented the STAR seminar in anticipation of the 2012 Chesapeake Bay report card release. The seminar was entitled 'Enhancing the Chesapeake Bay report card with new indicators and new methods'. In capturing the discussion following the seminar, I have converted the discussion into a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Caroline Wicks presenting at the STAR seminar on June 27, 2013. Credit:

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Dave Wilson, Executive Director of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. Credit: Bill Dennison

Coastal Bays report card launch

Bill Dennison ·
1 July 2013
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The Maryland Coastal Bays report card launch was held on 27 June 2013, on a Mickey Fins balcony overlooking the Coastal Bays waterways. It was a gorgeous day with a nice breeze and stupendous views. Dave Wilson, the Executive Director of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, was the Master of Ceremonies for the report card launch. Bud Church, President of Worcester County Commission, welcomed everyone and acknowledged the elected officials in attendance.

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St. Bernard Parish seal with Chalmette National Historical Park monument for the Battle of New Orleans.

Coastal Louisiana issues discussed at public meeting in St. Bernard Parish

Bill Dennison ·
25 June 2013
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On 17 June 2013, I traveled to The Water Institute of the Gulf (TWIG) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to discuss the development of a Coastal Louisiana report card. The discussion centers around developing indicators of sustainable landscapes and resilient communities for coastal Louisiana. We established a strategy of providing annual coastal updates and biennial report cards ahead of the next Master Plan (2017).

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