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Policy Activities

Congressional Briefings

ESA sponsors or co-sponsors congressional briefings in which ESA members and other experts inform congressional staff on the science behind issues of importance to lawmakers, such as biofuels, wildfires, invasive species, and climate change.

Congressional Meetings

ESA’s public affairs staff arrange congressional meetings for Society members to connect with policymakers and discuss issues of concern to the ecological science community.

Congressional Exhibits

Since 1998, ESA has participated in a science exhibition held on Capitol Hill which showcases research and education projects made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Policy Coalitions

ESA is active in several Washington, DC-based coalitions. These coalitions share information and engage in various policy activities throughout the year that are centered on supporting science.