The US Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, and The World Fish Migration Foundation invite you to the webinar: Removing “Road Dams” in Europe? taking place on 19th January, 2022 from 15:00-18:00 CET.
This is a free, international webinar which will highlight the need and opportunities to improve road and stream crossings to enhance the biodiversity of rivers across Europe! At this point the webinar has 700 registrations from over 50 countries. You are invited to join too.
River fragmentation from constructed barriers poses one of the greatest threats to freshwater biodiversity and river ecosystem function. In Europe, there are an estimated 1.2 million barriers; over 200,000 of these are mapped culverts/road crossings. Dams and weirs get much needed attention, but river fragmenting culverts and road crossings are more common and often overlooked. These structures have an outsized impact on critical headwater rivers and streams. It’s time to shed light on this critical issue!
All river and restoration practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and students, as well as road planning, maintenance, design and construction experts are invited to join!
The full program and registration details can be found by following this link. We hope to see you there.
The webinar is proudly sponsored by Oregon RFID, Biomark, US Forest Service, Wetlands International, and Dutch Postcode Lottery.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about sponsorships.