Integration Workshop in Mexico  (Credit: HCRT Team)

Integration Workshop in Mexico (Photo: HCRT)

GOMA’s Habitat Conservation & Restoration Team (HCRT) hosted the first international workshop on integration efforts in Veracruz, Mexico in October. Addressing one of the HCRT’s primary Action Items in the APII, habitat experts from both the U.S. and Mexico worked together for two days to identify common issues and ways to tackle those issues collaboratively. As a result of the workshop, two work-groups were established to determine potential pilot projects. The work-groups will focus on sediment management, sea level rise and education as well as the legal framework of policy and management issues. Future workshops will address funding, landuse planning and technology.

Congratulations to the HCRT for a job well done! For more information about HCRT activities, contact the HCRT Coordinator, Ryan Fikes, at (361) 882-3939 or email at ryan@gulfmex.org.