Wetland connectivity and waterbird conservation in the western Great Basin of the United States: Introduction to workshop

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Abstract

As scientists, managers and landowners, we have come to realize that to best understand the local and regional value of individual wetlands, we need to take a broad geographic, taxonomic, and management view. In December 1994, a symposium was held in Reno, Nevada that addressed this topic for shorebirds by bringing together researchers and managers from the Western Great Basin to discuss shorebird research and management in the region (Reed et al. 1997, International Wader Studies 9). In February 1998, a similar, but broader, symposium was held in Bend, Oregon that addressed wetland connectivity and waterbird conservation in the Western Great Basin. Over 100 participants spent one day listening to talks from waterbird researchers that focused on multi-scale habitat use and movements of birds in the region. From American Avocets Recurvirostra americana to White Pelicans Pelcanus erythrorhynchos we learned of phenomenal intra-season movements throughout the Basin and the value of collecting detailed data of this nature for representative waterbirds. We learned also about the National Shorebird Conservation Plan and spent the next day in discussion groups where future research and management priorities were outlined. These discussions were the first regional planning effort for the National Plan.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Wetland connectivity and waterbird conservation in the western Great Basin of the United States: Introduction to workshop
Series title Wader Study Group Bulletin
Volume 85
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher International Wader Study Group
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 19
Last page 20
Public Comments This publication is the introduction to a collection of symposium abstracts, which were published as part of Volume 85 of this journal.
Conference Title International Wader Study Group meeting
Conference Location Bend, OR
Conference Date February 1998
Country United States
Other Geospatial Great Basin