Conservation Management of the Clinch and Cumberland River Systems: A Collaborative Discussion on Co

Venue: Abingdon

Location: Abingdon, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 05, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 07, 2007
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The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and their partners, are hosting a symposium to engage stakeholders in discussions of coal mining and the conservation of the rare aquatic biota in the central Appalachians. The symposium will foster better understanding of coal mining technology and aquatic resource conservation, and mitigation opportunities and priorities.

The symposium will include sessions on freshwater fauna and their environmental requirements, water quality, coal mining technology, chemistry and toxicology of coal-related processes, abandoned mined land impacts, and innovative environmental control technologies. The geographic focus area is the Tennessee and Cumberland River basins, with an emphasis on the Clinch, Powell and Big South Fork Cumberland River systems.