Wednesday, June 20, 2007: 8:45 AM-12:00 PM
Salmon River (Boise Centre on the Grove)
B Symposia (sp)
Environmental Issues In Idaho: Earth, Wind, and Water
As the human population continues to grow throughout Idaho, we are faced with the impacts of urbanization on our natural environment. Such impacts include drinking water quantity/quality, fish/game habitat, air quality, and alternate energy. In this symposium, we will examine the effects of such activities as legacy mining operations on current fish habitat and efforts toward restoration; the effects of mining operations in other states on aquatic ecosystems in Idaho; the effects of increased urbanization on stormwater discharges to aquatic ecosystems; and alternative energy exporation currently underway in Idaho.
Sponsor: The Pacific Division Sections on Ecology and Environmental Sciences and Social, Economic and Political Sciences
Organizer:Sondra Miller
Presider:Sondra Miller
8:45 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:00 AMRestoration of Clearwater River Subbasin Spring Chinook Salmon
Thomas W. H. Backman
9:30 AMMores Creek Project Legacy Mining and Environmental Issues
Pam Smolczynski
10:00 AMBreak
10:15 AMControlling Construction Site Runoff to Minimize Sediment Pollution in Aquatic Habitat
Rebecca Mirsky
10:45 AMMercury in Idaho: Earth, Wind, and Water
Carl A. Brown
11:15 AMIdaho's Energy Future: Is the Answer "Blowin' in the Wind"?
John Gardner

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