The annual Audubon Assembly is scheduled for October 14 and 15 in Lake Mary, Florida. This premier environmental event draws hundreds of conservation-minded people from throughout the state. It is a time when business and conservation leaders, Audubon chapter members, scientists, educators and environmentalists gather to engage in learning sessions, field trips, keynote presentations and networking events.
The theme for this year’s Audubon Assembly is Take Action for Florida’s Special Places. In keeping with the theme, Audubon is highlighting the value of Florida’s private working landscapes that often provide ecosystem services such as critical wildlife habitat, flood storage, carbon sequestration, water filtration and water supply storage.
We have organized a special private lands track during the two-day assembly, Friday, October 14 from 1:30 to 5:45 p.m. The first session focuses on the value of ecosystem services on private lands. Using incentives to protect and restore ecosystems and the many services they provide is an up and coming conservation tool. Hear about success stories in Florida and around the world. Learn the mechanics of how ecosystem markets work.
The second session highlights how ecosystem services provided by working landscapes, neighborhood parks and even suburban backyards can play a role in protecting significant habitats and wildlife corridors.