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What Marlon Brando is to method acting, NatureServe is to methodology—which only makes it appropriate that our Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2011 conference will be held in the Godfather’s home state. Amid the rolling hills and rich bottomland fields of southeast Nebraska, NatureServe will host conservation leaders, thinkers, and practitioners for four days of exchanging knowledge, discussing issues, sharing innovations, and networking. This year’s event will be held at the Arbor Day Foundation’s Lied Lodge and Conference Center.
“I am really excited that Biodiversity Without Boundaries will be in Nebraska next spring,” said Rick Schneider, coordinator of the Nebraska Natural Heritage Program. “There are a variety of habitats in close proximity to the meeting site, including Missouri River floodplain forests and wetlands, bluff forests, and prairies.”
This year’s conference will feature presentations on alternative energies, climate change, and the Midwest region, as well the core biodiversity conservation activities of science, technology and tools, and planning and leadership. “In addition to the usual excellent presentations and workshops, the conference will give people from around the country a chance to experience some of the special places in our state, and will offer many of our conservation partners in Nebraska good exposure to NatureServe and the natural heritage network,” Schneider said.
BWB 2010 drew more than 200 conservation professionals representing 116 organizations and 18 countries to Austin, Texas. Attendees ranged from scientists, natural resource managers, and environmental consultants to planners, environmental advocates, and corporate and public policy-makers—all with one unifying commitment: tackling urgent and emerging international conservation needs through science, collaboration, and leadership.