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Monday, January 29 • 1:20pm - 1:40pm
SYMPOSIA-04: Birds, Grasslands, and the Need for Collaboration

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AUTHORS. Kelly R. VanBeek, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

ABSTRACT. Habitat planning and management has often strived to achieve multiple objectives for a wide variety of species. With grassland loss rates continuing to raise alarm at multiple scales, it is more important than ever for conservationists to consider habitat needs of many species when planning for and managing grassland habitats. Multiple conservation oriented partnerships have coalesced around grassland loss, with hopes of accomplishing strategic conservation to halt and reverse grassland bird population trends. Much knowledge can be shared and communicated to inform these efforts. This symposium aims to highlight several topics including success stories in grassland management, new modeling efforts that inform species’ habitat needs, and state and regional level planning efforts for multiple grassland species. The speakers span a variety of government and NGO entities and geographies. While the presentations focus on birds, many opportunities remain to collaborate with partners focused on other wildlife and grass-based land-use.

Monday January 29, 2018 1:20pm - 1:40pm CST