Meetings & Webinars
Bird Conservation Alliance Meeting Agenda
November 15, 2011
Location: Senate Hart Building, Room 902, Washington, DC
This fall, the Bird Conservation Alliance holds its annual meeting at the offices of the U.S. Senate to highlight a number of pending policy issues and discuss opportunities to advance our community’s bird conservation priorities.
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife will provide the keynote address, and the agenda includes presentations and discussion on generating support for bird conservation programs facing severe budgets cuts, and passing Senator Cardin’s bill to reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act. We will also be discussing opportunities to create jobs, a topic of primary concern to Congress.
2:00 - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Steve Holmer, Bird Conservation Alliance: "Introductory Remarks on Need to Conserve Birds"
2:05 - Bird Conservation Legislation
Darin Schroeder, American Bird Conservancy: "The Bird Conservation Funding Crisis"
Caroline Garret, Ducks Unlimited: "The North American Wetlands Conservation Act"
Mike Daulton, National Audubon Society: "U.S. Bird Conservation Policy: Legislative Priorities"
2:30 - Keynote address
Senator Ben Cardin, followed by questions
3:30 - Presentation
Marcia Pradines, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Deputy Chief of the Division of Migratory Bird Management: "Conservation Makes Cents"
4:00 - Job Creation and Habitat Restoration
Neil Shader, The Wilderness Society: "Saving Land, Saving Money, Creating Jobs - Climate Change Adaptation"
Naomi Edelson, National Wildlife Federation: "Boosting the Economy and Conserving Wildlife"
4:30 Closing Remarks
For more information please contact Steve Holmer, Director, The Bird Conservation Alliance, 202/234-7181 ext. 216