Conservation Symposium: Life On The Edge

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“Edge effects” are changes to species populations and natural communities that occur where two habitats meet. Throughout our planet’s history, these edges have formed through natural means. But human activity has begun to outpace these processes, creating more edges and leaving fewer habitats. Cleveland Museum of Natural History's 2016 Conservation Symposium explores life “on the edge”—how human activity is pushing up against the natural world, and what’s being done to push back. Join us for informative talks by experts on invasive non-native species, habitat restoration and preservation, and endangered species.

#ConservationSympCLE features two keynote addresses by nationally regarded speakers. The first, presented by Dr. Louis Iverson, landscape ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, and Dr. Clement Hamilton, president and CEO of The Holden Arboretum, will focus on climate change and the forest of the future. Steven I. Apfelbaum, ecologist and author of Nature's Second Chance, will discuss the promise of regenerative agriculture and grazing practices as a win-win for both the environment and farming and ranching enterprises. Rounding out the day are talks by regional conservation experts on a diverse roster of topics including bumblebees, bobcats, plants, deer, and the status of Ohio’s wetlands.

See the full roster of speakers at

Symposium registration includes one field trip Thursday, September 8 or Saturday, September 10. See field trip options at

Symposium registration is $20/person through 11:59pm Thursday, September 1. Registration increases to $25/person starting Friday, September 2. A boxed lunch (turkey or veggie sandwich) can be pre-ordered for an additional $12. The last day to pre-order lunch is Tuesday, September 6. Register at

The 2016 Conservation Symposium is sponsored by Bank of America, Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Zoological Society, Geauga Park District, The Holden Arboretum, Lake Metroparks, Summit Metro Parks, The Nature Conservancy, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Northeast Ohio Sierra Club, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Sea Grant, The Trout Club of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, and Wilderness Center.
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By: Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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