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spotli g h t on
t h e sta f f

Cheryl
Ulrich

Ecosystem Restoration
Department Manager

In 2010, President Obama identified eight key ecosystems

years working on the restoration associated with the

of national significance: the Chesapeake Bay, the Florida

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, I know that large-scale

Everglades, the Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes, the Upper

ecosystem restoration programs provide both the

Mississippi River, the Sacramento-San Joaquin River

opportunity and the necessity to collaborate-among

Delta, the Columbia-Snake River System, and Puget

federal agencies, states, local and tribal governments,

Sound. This past May, the Department of Agriculture

private industry, non-profit organizations, and a

echoed those 2010 designations by naming eight "Critical

wide variety of other stakeholders within the affected

Conservation Areas" across the country. The level of this

communities. We can leverage these partnerships to

national commitment to conservation and restoration

move us away from the reactive, post-disaster approach

unfortunately far exceeds the reality of the amount and

to funding large-scale ecosystem restoration.

means by which we currently commit federal resources

To that end, I have been involved in a collaborative

toward these efforts. The defining characteristic of

effort between the Environmental Defense Fund,

restoration funding over the last two decades has been

America's Wetland Foundation, The Nature Conservancy,

after-the-fact disaster response.

and the Large-scale Ecosystem Restoration Section of

Our nation must have a clear framework for

the Society for Ecological Restoration to take a proactive

sustainable management of our ecosystems. We also must

implementation approach to managing the risks we

develop better, more dependable streams of funding

are facing. At the closing plenary of the Conference on

for the work. After people, water is our most critical and

Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration held this past

strategic resource. Since the combined threats of aging

summer in New Orleans, we launched a discussion on

infrastructure, climate change, and population growth are

advancing the policy for ecosystem restoration funding

so significant, the nation can no longer afford to postpone

with our national leadership. I encourage you to join

action. Future growth and prosperity will depend upon the

our efforts and help unite the voice of the ecosystem

sustainable management of our environment.

restoration community.

During my 10-year experience working on
Everglades ecosystem restoration and my last five

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