by Karen Schlatter, Sonoran Institute Delta Program. Picture credits: Sonoran Institute https://sonoraninstitute.org/card/colorado-river-delta/ Nearly four years ago today, I witnessed something dramatic, something I will remember for the rest of my life: the Colorado River flowed from its headwaters all the way to the sea. Although this doesn’t actually sound very exciting (happens all the time […]Read more »
Since 1991, the Western Working Group (WWG) of Partners in Flight has organized cohesive bird conservation at flyway scales across the west. Like all regional working groups, the PIF WWG exists to create strategies for the conservation of birds by developing Bird Conservation Plans that identify problems, synthesize information, and generate solutions to be used by resource professionals and the general public.
To that end, WWG works to foster communication, coordination, and cooperation among individuals interested in conserving birds.
In the WWG, if you come to the table, then you belong.
Visit our independent website: wwgpif.org
The WWG of PIF is made up of the 13 US western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming), western Canadian Territories and Provinces (principally BC, Alberta, Yukon, NW Territories), and several western states in Mexico (Sonora, twice a year and bring together Federal, State, and NGO partners from three countries. All WWG meetings are open to anyone interested in bird conservation and we eagerly seek your contribution.
Most of activities and resources are published on our main website. Check there for recent updates.
The agenda is developing for the next WWG meeting. See that plus other meeting info, now, on the Meeting page!
Next Meeting: October 23-25 | Fall 2018 | Hood River, OR
We can help you understand bird conservation laws and how to use conservation tools more effectively. Check out our materials from previous trainings!
Working Group News
Jennie Duberstein, Coordinator, Sonoran Joint Venture Reposted with permission from the Sonoran Joint Venture website http://sonoranjv.org/avicaching Avicaching, created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is simply eBird + Geocaching: searching specific locations to spot as many birds as possible. With geocaching, people go to specific sites to find treasures. With Avicaching, eBird Hotspots are the […]Read more »
Edwin Juarez, Arizona Game and Fish Department The U.S. Forest Service Southwest Region recently published the guide “Maintaining and Improving Habitat for Hummingbirds in Arizona and New Mexico – A Land Manager’s Guide.” This guide completes efforts to provide information about the plants that are important to migratory hummingbirds across the western United States. The guides […]Read more »
A new study demonstrates an improved approach to ensure protected areas enhance and conserve biodiversity. The results of the study were used to inform expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.Read more »