The San Francisco Bay Branch is pleased to present:
"Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service"
Dr. Ed Harvey, Chief, U.S National Park Service Water Resources Division
Wednesday, May 17th
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new bureau in the Department of the Interior. This “Organic Act” directed the Park Service “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." This conservation, enjoyment and protection mandate also applies to water resources within parks.
The lecture, using examples from parks across the United States, will explore the process of how parks identify water resource needs, issues and concerns, and how they develop and apply scientific information needed to make water resource management decisions. Specific challenges to decision making and park water resource management will be presented and explored including trans-boundary issues, partnership building, scientific uncertainty, funding and personnel/expertise, and making science-based decisions that also appropriately consider legal, political, socioeconomic, and cultural impacts of the decision. As part of the visit, the lecturer will also present future water resource research and management needs in parks and across the nation, present information about engaging in water resources research within parks, and advise students on programs for seasonal and permanent employment as a water resource professional within the National Park Service.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - No-Host Social and Registration
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Dinner and Announcements
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. - Speakers
8:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Questions and Answers
Filet of boneless pacific salmon baked and topped
with cucumber dill sauce, served with wild rice and
Blackened chicken breast prepared
with paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin,
thyme and onion, served with roasted
herb potatoes and steamed vegetables
Indian Curry Stir-Fry
Fresh garden salad; fresh vegetables
sautéed in garlic and topped with a
mango curry sauce, served with steamed
rice and grilled tofu
VEGAN (not gluten free)
$45 for Members
$50 for Non-Members
$10 for Student attendees
ANNOUNCING SCHOLASTIC SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT SCIENCE STUDENTS:
GRA San Francisco Bay Branch is interested in supporting university science students. Our Scholastic Sponsorship Program is an opportunity to publicize your business while contributing toward a good cause. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the announcement, at the meeting, and space will be provided for a small display and brochures. Please contact Abigail Madrone at email@example.com or at 530-756-5905 for details.
If you have any announcements or questions, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 415-786-7244, or Branch Treasurer David W. Abbott (email@example.com) at 510-928-4543.
We are actively looking for potential speakers. If you have a topic or suggestion, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 415-786-7244