Lichens and Air Quality Workgroup

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The goal of the workshop was to gather a diverse group of lichenologists, federal land managers and database managers to discuss ways to integrate existing data, make it more accessible to land managers dealing with air quality, and to explore ways to expand what is already being done with the data. An important additional goal of the workshop was to bring together people with common and conjoining interests, to share knowledge and develop relationships that would spawn future cooperative endeavors.

Arizona State University offered to host the gathering, and two days in October, 2001 were selected. The organizing committee then developed the workshop's official objectives:

During the workshop, an official workgroup was developed to share lichen-related information and programs to benefit air resource management on federal lands.