Thursday, March 5, 2015

MAF Looks at Environmental Encroachment on Installations


 Military Affairs Committee - Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Date & Time:  Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Place:  La Quinta Inn | 1425 E. 27th St. | Tacoma 98421
Register: Online here.

Event Sponsor:

The event fee will be hosted by our sponsors for invited Military Personnel who reserve with Janice Hutchins, (253) 683-4882

AGENDA:  Efforts with JBLM and other military installations in WA on strategies to address environmental encroachment threats to military training.

Presenter: Lisa Bellefond is the Strategic Advisor to the nonprofit organization, the Center for Natural Lands Management Washington Program.  She works on governmental relations and communications strategies targeted towards achieving collaborative conservation goals. A leader in collaborating and innovating, Lisa has engaged diverse partners in protecting habitats and working lands for sustainable economic development.

Lisa has been working for over 15 years with the Dept. of Defense and other federal, state, local and private partners on cooperative conservation strategies that provide for endangered species recovery and reducing encroachment threats to military installations.

She was recently recognized as a US Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2013 Recovery Champion for her efforts to conserve South Puget Sound Prairies by bringing together representatives of the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, and the Interior in the nation’s first Sentinel Landscape Initiative, integrating national security, food security, ecosystem restoration, and species recovery. 


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