NFFA Conference Call April 7

Dear Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance,
We’re looking forward to our next conference call scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 p.m. central, 1:00 p.m. mountain and 12:00 pacific time. To participate, dial (605) 475-4000 and enter Access Code – 948703#.
Below you will find a draft agenda. We will send out the final agenda with our reminder email next Tuesday, April 7th. If you have any additional items of interest that you would like us to include, please let us know right away.

DRAFT AGENDA

Special Topics

  •  Appropriations Update
  • Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG)/ Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force (FIFMTF) Updates
  •  Natural Beneficial Functions aspects of EO13690 and the draft Implementing Guidelines for EO11988 Update
  • Technical Mapping Advisory Council/Flood Risk Management Standard Mapping Update
  •  FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Rate Increase Update
  •  News of Interest (all)

Standing Agenda Items (Brief Review, 3 Minutes):

  • Federal Agencies Updates (Agencies Participating on the Call)
  • Congressional Administrative Actions

Future/New Activities

  • NFFA Federal Agencies Updates (Agencies Participating on the Call)
  • ASWM
  • ASFPM
  • Others Participating on call
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Micacchion  Schaefer  Calhoun

WEBINAR OF INTEREST

Tuesday, April 21 at 3pm ET

Vernal Pool Restoration: How to Restore the Landscape

Presenters: Mick Micacchion, Midwest Biodiversity Institute; Christina M. Schaefer, Schaefer Ecological Solutions; and Aram J.K. Calhoun, The University of Maine
Click here for more information. 
Click here to register.
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Bonnie Shorin

MAY NFFA WEBINAR

Tuesday, May 5 at 3pm ET

Square Peg, Round Hole – Maximizing Conservation in a Flood-Insurance Construct

Presenter: Bonnie Shorin, NOAA
Click here for more information. 
Click here to register.
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Future Conference Call and Webinar Schedule

All webinars and conference calls are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 3:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 p.m. central, 1:00 p.m. mountain and 12:00 pacific time.

April

Tuesday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET – conference call

May

Tuesday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. ET – webinar 
Square Peg, Round Hole – Maximizing Conservation in a Flood-Insurance Construct – Bonnie Shorin, NOAA

June

May 31 – June 5, 2015 – ASFPM Annual National Conference in Atlanta, GA

July

Tuesday, July 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET – webinar 
Managing Water Where It Falls: Green Infrastructure in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Kevin L. Shafer, MMSD Executive Director (Alternate = David Fowler)

August

Tuesday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m. ET – Conference Call

September

Tuesday, September 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET – Webinar 
Incorporating Ecosystem Goods & Services Into Civil Works (TBD)

October

Tuesday, October 6 at 3:00 p.m. ET – Conference Call

November

Tuesday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET – Webinar 
Overview of the new MAST Tool to assist municipalities, state agencies, utilities and NGOs in developing adaptation projects that address their financial, social and environmental concerns – Sam Merrill, Catalysis Adaptation Partners

December

Tuesday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET – conference call
We hope you will join us!
Marla J. Stelk 
Policy Analyst 
Association of State Wetland Managers 
207.892.3399 
Fax 207.892.3089