March 26, 2013
Please join the Forest Service and the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies for a special workshop at the 78th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs is a half-day session that brings together new partners in urban conservation. Expand your networks and learn the very latest in urban wildlife conservation!
Protecting and restoring wildlife habitat in our cities and suburbs is a vital component of wildlife conservation. Urban wildlife habitat can support habitat connectivity within ecological landscapes and serve as a refuge for species impacted by urbanization. Local land and water conservation projects can provide important urban wildlife benefits and connect our growing urban population with nature, potentially broadening support for natural resource conservation nationwide.
Two interactive panels will lead discussions on urban wildlife management, conservation approaches, funding opportunities, sustainability initiatives, current science, and other topics. The workshop features speakers from the National Wildlife Federation, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Bat Conservation International, the City of Baltimore’s Office of Sustainability, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Registration for the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference is necessary to attend the workshop. To register for the workshop only, select the One Day registration option.