CNPS 2009 Conservation Conference: Strategies and Solutions
Goal and Objectives
The main goal of this conference is to identify and promote science- and policy-based strategies and solutions to improve the conservation of California’s native flora and natural landscapes. The principal objectives of the conference are to:
- Convene a broad spectrum of public policy makers, scientists, land stewards, and conservationists to discuss and disseminate strategies and solutions for native plant conservation in California and western North America.
- Communicate the most recent and effective conservation science, land management, and public policy tools to the widest audience.
- Foment a greater understanding and appreciation of California’s unique flora.
- Promote the flow of information and ideas within and among people of diverse disciplines in the private and public sectors.
- Provide professional training opportunities to enhance and update the skills of the conservation and botanical communities.
- Inspire a new generation of researchers, conservationists, and environmental advocates who will be confronted with unprecedented environmental challenges.
- Publish the results of the conference in bound proceedings.
- Maintain conservation momentum by planning future conferences, symposia, and other educational and professional development opportunities.
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