In the same room: Trout Unlimited, American Rivers, Batten Kill Watershed Alliance, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Atlantic Salmon Federation, and Interfluve

9583953_300x300[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he American Museum of Fly Fishing’s 2015 Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium marked the first time that core conservation organizations Trout Unlimited, American Rivers, Batten Kill Watershed Alliance, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Atlantic Salmon Federation, and Interfluve can together to discuss their efforts in one building. The presenters from each organization are leaders in the field of conservation with years of boots-on-the-ground experience combating the natural and man made effects on riparian habitats. They shared many stories about their process and some unique challenges that they have met on the way in front of a packed house at the Orvis Fly Fishing School in Manchester, Vermont and chronicled digitally for the web.

2015 Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium: American Rivers.

2015 Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium: American Rivers.

There are a lot of ten second clips about conservation out there on the web shouting about WHY we need conservation but these videos are accounts from people who are out there living it and making a real difference. Instead, they talk about HOW we can go about changing our environment with the right technology, policies, and procedures. It is our hope that these videos, our Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium, and our upcoming conservation archive program can be a meaningful resource that others can use to go forth and better conserve our oceans, lakes, streams, and rivers.

Stay tuned for information on our 2017 Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium and more web-based conservation features as we design our new website . . .

Click the links below to view speaker bios and speech abstracts from presenters:
Keynote speaker, DR. MICHAEL COOPERMAN – Conservation International
AMY SINGLER – AMERICAN RIVERS
JONATHAN CARR – ATLANTIC SALMON FEDERATION
CYNTHIA BROWNING – BATTEN KILL WATERSHED ALLIANCE
CHRISTOPHER HAAK – BONEFISH & TARPON TRUST
NICK NELSON – INTER-FLUVE
COLIN LAWSON, ERIN RODGERS, and GABE BOLIN – TROUT UNLIMITED

Vimeo’s of Symposium . . .

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