Conservation Innovation Forum: Pulling Together for the Chesapeake


Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 11:00am to 12:00pm


Online Webinar

About the Webinar
Join us for a live, online webinar with Joel Dunn, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Conservancy, and John Maounis, National Park Service Superintendent of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historical Trail.

Dunn and Maounis will describe their collaborative efforts to pull together public, private, nonprofit, and academic organizations throughout the Chesapeake watershed to achieve lasting conservation outcomes related to recreation, clean water, wildlife habitat conservation, and sustainable resource utilization. Their work is at the core of an emerging landscape-scale conservation initiative that aims to do no less than restore the health and productivity of America’s largest estuary – a resource of historic significance associated with ancient native cultures as well as some of the very earliest English settlements in the New World.

About the Speakers
Joel Dunn, a graduate of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, leads the Chesapeake Conservancy, an Annapolis-based nonprofit that has worked tirelessly in recent years to establish and expand one of the first National Historic Trails that travels across expansive sections of both water and land.

John Maounis, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, is the National Park Service Superintendent of the Chesapeake Bay Office, including the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail. The Trail, with recent extensions, reaches from Glimmerglass Lake in Cooperstown, New York, to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay at Newport News, Virginia.

The session will be moderated by James Levitt, Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, and a Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

There will be ample time to take questions from the audience.