Symposia

Symposia planned for the 10th CFR

Mitigation Paleontology

Law Enforcement


Mitigation Paleontology

Take this survey related to Mitigation Paleontology to help organizers.

Mitigation paleontology is focused on the recovery and preservation of fossils that may be threatened by ground disturbance typically associated with land and energy development projects. It involves the assessment of potential impacts and the development of measures to reduce or eliminate adverse effects to scientifically important fossils as well as the implementation of those measures, and offers employment and engagement opportunities for and between consulting paleontologists, museum paleontologists and government agency “paleocrats.”

With the increasing demand and opportunities for qualified mitigation paleontologists, we are pleased to announce the first ever session devoted to mitigation paleontology at a Conference on Fossil Resources. This is an exciting opportunity for all those working in impact mitigation including consultants, agency and museum paleontologists, and those who are interested in learning more about this expanding field.

We invite oral presentations on any topic related to mitigation paleontology, as well as contributions to the conference proceedings volume. The session will include twenty-minute-long presentations followed by an hour-long round-table meeting that will allow participants to interact and discuss issues of importance related to mitigation best practices, specific projects, marketplace trends, uses of technology, regulations, permitting, education and training, and paleontological repositories. The objective is community building and the development of a shared vision and goals, along with strategies to address them.


Law Enforcement

With the passage of the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA) there is a new legal framework for the protection of fossils on public lands. We invite abstracts for oral or poster presentations on any subject related to this issue.

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