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Celebrating NOAA Habitat Month

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join RAE, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), Ducks Unlimited (DU), and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) for the July edition of our Coastal Resilience Webinar Series. We’ll be discussing the importance of fish and wildlife habitat for coastal ecosystems and communities with Tiffany Turner, Director of Climate Solutions, at TRCP and JoEllen Wilson, Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Manager, at BTT.

Each July, our friends at NOAA Fisheries invite us to participate in Habitat Month – a month long celebration focusing on the connection of habitat to communities and how successful restoration has improved coastal resilience, supported coastal economies, and created recreational opportunities.


Tiffany Turner, Director of Climate Solutions – Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Tiffany Turner is an environmental health and climate scientist. She is leading a coalition of conservationists to advance natural climate solutions and working to build support and shift mindsets for climate solutions while advancing climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience policies. Tiffany holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan, where she focused on environmental health. Although she’s a native land-locked Kentuckian, she’s passionate about conserving coastal habitats and the power of blue carbon as a climate change solution.

She loves hiking, kayaking, camping (just don’t ask her to build a fire), and helping her children fill up their national park passports.

JoEllen Wilson, Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Program Manager – Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

JoEllen was born with an obsession for all things saltwater related – especially fishing. Her fascination for fishing and guidance from her father ultimately led to a career in marine science. JoEllen held a position with Florida’s management agency (FWC) and spent time in the field volunteering with FWC and Mote Marine Laboratory. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Gulf Coast University, JoEllen was hired as BTT’s first membership administrator and research assistant in 2009. She completed her Master’s Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at University of Florida where her research focused on Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Use. A self-proclaimed “aquaholic”, JoEllen spends her free time fishing Charlotte Harbor with her husband and their children, Massey Marlin and Landon Snook.

As BTT’s Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Program Manager, JoEllen is in charge of all juvenile tarpon habitat research projects from South Carolina to the Florida Keys, mapping, identification and restoration of juvenile tarpon habitats and education to the public through presentations.

Greg Green, Director of Conservation Programs – Pacific Northwest – Ducks Unlimited

Greg is responsible for oversight of DU’s conservation programs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington.  Following a MS degree in coastal ecology from Texas A&M University, Greg became a restoration practitioner with a diverse portfolio including estuarine and palustrine wetlands, intertidal and subtidal reefs, floodplain and forested wetlands, and grasslands.  In his 20+ years with DU, he has developed and coordinated DU’s involvement in Puget Sound, Oregon and Washington Coasts, San Francisco Bay / Delta region, and the Texas Gulf Coast.  Prior to Ducks Unlimited, Greg was a Restoration Specialist for the Galveston Bay Foundation where he coordinated activities including marsh terracing, oyster reef re-establishment and Community-Based Restoration projects.  Greg’s projects have been funded by public sources, including NOAA, with a focus to provide resiliency, multi-species benefit, and public access and recreation..

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Restore America’s Estuaries
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