Dr. Amanda D. Rodewald who is the Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as well as an Associate Professor for the Department of Natural Resources will be chairing an Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board (EPA SAB) Panel. The EPA SAB panel is for the review of the EPA draft report Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence. The outcome of the review will have critical effects, as it relates the jurisdiction of both the EPA and the Clean Water Act. Since the report has such important regulatory and economic impacts, it is already gaining the attention of Congress, the White House, and the public.
More information can be learned about this specific EPA SAB Panel here.