Bird Conservation Alliance Meeting Agenda
Where: Bird Conservation Alliance Meeting, Working Together to Stop Bird Loss
Arlington, VA, The Nature Conservancy Worldwide Headquarters
When: November 16, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
National Wildlife Refuge Crisis – is there a crisis for birds and what can be done?
Evan Hirsch, President, National Wildlife Refuge Association
US Fish & Wildlife Service –What’s on their agenda for birds and how does it fit into your organizations conservation efforts?
Fishing the Oceans – are birds safe yet? Jennifer M. Arnold, Ph.D. Seabird Program Director, American Bird Conservancy
Avian Knowledge Network –the science of birds to help bird conservation
Steve Kelling, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Avian Knowledge Alliance – the organizations working together to apply the science to help bird conservation
BCA Interational Flagship Project: Mexican Grasslands Summary
BCA 07 International Project – Cerulean Warbler Cerulean Warbler Panel Introduction to Project – Alicia Craig
Cerulean Warbler project specifics on the ground – Paul Salaman, ABC
Partnerships and coffee – Sara Lara, ProAves
Keynote Speaker – Ken Rosenberg, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Cerulean Warbler numbers and the need for additional conservation measures.
International Migratory Bird Day – how can organizations make this work to their benefit and how does it relate to the BCA Cerulean Warbler Project Sue Bonfield, IMBD Program Director
BCA Member issues and updates
Connecticut Audubon Society – State of the birds report – Milan Bull
Conserving birds through innovative stewardship on private lands in New Jersey – Troy Ettel
Seattle Audubon Society – Spotted Owls, Not Out of the Woods, Yet - Alex Morgan
BCA Policy Issues updates-
Previous sign-on letter updates
Adjourn and Happy Hour
Shade Grown Coffee will be served during coffee breaks and at lunch. Lunch and coffee breaks are $15 each participant.
* due to a conflict in schedule Wind Power issue has been re-schedule for the March BCA meeting.