Public Meeting on Sea Level Rise

What’s at Stake in the Keys and Recommendations on What Action to Take

Duck Key, FL | May 02, 2011

Public session hosted by The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA, part of a three-day workshop, Sea Level Rise Adaptation in the Florida Keys: Conserving Terrestrial and Intertidal Natural Areas and Native Species.  


Florida Keys natural area managers, regulators and the scientific community will share information and discuss strategies with the public for minimizing the consequences of sea level rise on the native wildlife and their habitats in the Florida Keys.  


Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

  • Public Session Part 1: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., poster session; meet the researchers and view current research studies about native wildlife and their habitats in the Florida Keys, and learn about the potential impacts from sea level rise.
  • Part 2: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., presentation and open discussion on sea level rise, what’s at stake in the Keys, and questions and answers between the public and resource managers and scientists attending the workshop.

Hawks Cay Resort ballroom, Duck Key, Mile Marker 61, oceanside  


To allow the public to learn about the sea level rise work under way in the Keys and for experts to learn about the concerns and ideas of Keys citizens related to this issue. The public session will start with a summary of the first days' presentations and main discussion points of the workshop, which had closed attendance due to space constraints. A moderated Q&A between the audience and the subject matter experts will follow. 

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Jill Austin
The Nature Conservancy in Florida

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