Final Call for Participation

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Making a Great Lake Superior 2007 will allow researchers, land and resource managers, educators and basin residents to participate in interdisciplinary discussions about the most important issues facing Lake Superior.

Who will participate?

Restoring and protecting Lake Superior requires broad efforts and knowledge, and the conference is open for all to attend. Making a Great Lake Superior 2007 will incorporate presentations by individuals or groups involved in research, educational activities, or management in the Lake Superior watershed, including, but not limited to:

  • Researchers
  • Educators
  • Government agencies
  • Tribes and First Nations
  • Communities
  • Citizen groups
  • Business and industry
  • Students
  • Local governments

Should you participate?

Yes! We need your input. Exciting things are happening in, around, and above Lake Superior. Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes is of binational importance as well as a regional priority. Research continues to provide important insights on ecosystem functions, the impacts of human activities, and effective ways to reduce those impacts. Outreach and education provide a vital link between basin residents and stakeholders, researchers, and lake managers within the Lake Superior Basin. The needs of basin communities and their residents are evolving as populations change and economic and cultural paradigms shift. Making a Great Lake Superior 2007 will unite people throughout the Lake Superior watershed in discussions about:

Call for participation

Making a Great Lake Superior 2007 will feature plenary sessions each day addressing issues critical to maintaining the integrity of the Lake Superior ecosystem, as well as significant opportunities for networking. On day one, a keynote speaker and panel focusing on the current state of the ecosystem will set the stage, followed by concurrent sessions addressing the topics below, and a poster reception in the evening. Day two will feature keynotes and a panel addressing broadscale climate change impacts to Lake Superior, followed by additional concurrent topical sessions and a banquet and awards ceremony. Day 3 will feature a panel of local government officials from around the lake, discussing their difficulties, needs, and successes in implementing programs to protect this critical resource, followed by field trips to local areas of interest.

Priority issues and programs are identified in the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration and the Lake Superior Binational Programís Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP), and these provide a framework for Making a Great Lake Superior 2007. Concurrent sessions will include discussions where priorities and critical needs can be brought forward, and will be organized around the following topics:

Conference organizers are seeking submissions for poster or oral presentations relevant to these priority issues. Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to):

Now is the time to share your experiences with your Lake Superior colleagues. If you are working on addressing any of the issues listed above, whether from a research, education, outreach, or management level, we want to hear from you!

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