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We are amid a crisis: as environmental professionals retire, a void in the workforce grows. Agencies and organizations face hiring challenges while the resulting loss of institutional and cultural knowledge threatens our ability to conserve and restore vital habitats. Now is the time to bridge the intergenerational gap to support community-led, student-centered mentorship. During this roundtable, we will introduce a new mentoring program co-created by the Association of State Wetland Managers and the Society of Wetland Scientists and discuss strategies to cultivate intergenerational relationships and build a platform to support the development of skills and competencies that are rarely learned in a classroom. We seek to listen and to understand the needs and challenges that exist across the educational/professional divide, and to begin to build the bridges necessary to solve the crisis and increase diversity, inclusion, and equity within wetland science, policy, and practice.
Marla Stelk, Association of State Wetland Managers
Greg Noe, Society of Wetland Scientists and USGS