WRA team members Amanda McCarthy, Kari Dupler, and Katie Smith attended the Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting May 28-31, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s theme was “The Role of Wetlands in Meeting Global Environmental Challenges: Linking Wetland Science, Policy, and Society.” The annual gathering brings together scientists, policymakers, and practitioners to share knowledge and ideas for the future of wetlands.
WRA Biologist Katie Smith was invited to give a presentation in the Wetland Wildlife of Concern symposium covering the interesting and complex world of San Francisco wildlife. From the California Ridgway’s rail to the delta smelt, special-status species in the San Francisco Bay shape decisions from development to restoration. You can view her presentation abstract here.
Another species of special concern in the Bay Area is the salt marsh harvest mouse, Katie’s specialty. You can learn more about Katie’s experience in our news post or read her latest published article, “The Duck Club Loving Mouse” was recently published in California Waterfowl Magazine.
To learn more about the SWS conference, please visit the website.