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Urban Wildlife Conservation Workshops

The Forest Service brings a diverse set of conservation interests together with leading experts each year at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, in partnership with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and the National Wildlife Federation. During a half-day session, speakers and participants explore urban wildlife conservation issues and strategies, funding opportunities, sustainability initiatives, successful partnerships, and the latest in urban wildlife research.

March 5, 2019: How to Protect Native Fish and Wildlife in a Changing Urban Environment

Deer

Please join us at the 84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Denver for a workshop on Extreme weather events: How to protect native fish and wildlife in a changing climate.  In this half-day workshop, we will explore the challenges of a changing climate to fish and wildlife populations in urban and urbanizing areas, and the best practices put in place by colleagues from around the country. This is a unique opportunity to hear the stories from leaders in the field, engage in round-table discussions, and learn creative approaches to adapt effectively in a changing world.

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March 15, 2016: Life in the City

Toad
Greg Stacey

At the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Life in the City presented a variety of contemporary urban wildlife issues and solutions, such as reducing storm water hazards to riparian habitat, protecting birds from window strikes, transforming vacant lots into thriving gardens, and bringing communities of practice together to form effective conservation partnerships.


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Past Workshops

Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs: Pollinators, Agriculture, and the Great Midwest: March 2015

Hummingbird
Jonathan Moran

This workshop brought together academics, NGOs and federal and state agencies to discuss and learn about ways to conserve and support pollinator habitat in urbanized areas.

Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, the National Wildlife Federation, and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

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Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs: Western Approaches: March 2014

Tiger swallowtail butterfly
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
A Western Tiger Swallowtail, often found in urban parks and gardens

The workshop brought together new and existing partners in urban wildlife conservation to learn the very latest on urban sustainability and wildlife, �all lands� conservation approaches, public perceptions of urban wildlife, current science, productive partnerships, and outreach and funding success. We heard perspectives from academic, government (municipal, state, federal), and NGO speakers working for urban wildlife conservation in the American West.

Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, the National Wildlife Federation, and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs: March 2013

A Great Blue Heron overlooks Seattle, Washington
Ryan McElroy
A Great Blue Heron overlooks Seattle, Washington

Our 2013 workshop featured speakers from the National Wildlife Federation, Bat Conservation International, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the City of Baltimore�s Office of Sustainability, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and others.

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