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Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Science Working Group Annual Symposium: October 30, 2017

This symposium will showcase conservation based projects associated with the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. This is the second symposium of the Birds of Prey NCA Science Working Group.

Symposium theme: Lessons Learned: Synthesizing the best available data for planning, conservation, and restoration of NCA wildlife and habitat

The emphasis of the symposium is outreach and education of the NCA restoration, resources and uses through short project summaries and interactions with local agencies, NGO, private corporations, and the general public. The target audience is current and future conservation and restoration professionals, and citizen scientists.

NEW: Pictures from the symposium!

Topics include: Soils, vegetation, restoration, erosion control, wildfire/fuels, wildlife, policy, cultural resources, technology use, land use management (military, recreation, livestock…), climate, and more.
Date: October 30, 2017
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Symposium & Poster Session
Location: Simplot Ballroom,  Boise State University, Boise, Idaho (MAP)
Cost: Free
Parking Cost: $2 all day in Lincoln Garage (please use exact change and following parking instructions)
Registration: Register Now

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Symposium Agenda

TimeSpeakerTitle
8:00-8:30Coffee / Social
8:30-9:00Michael KochertKeynote: Changes in emphasis of ecological research and monitoring in the NCA during the last 50 years
9:00 - 9:15Stephanie HudonDeveloping a Telomere Length Measurement Assay for Raptor Biology
9:15 - 9:30Charles PetersonUsing Crowdsourced Data to Determine Amphibian and Reptile Distribution in the Morley Nelson BOP NCA
9:30 - 9:45Justin WeltyPlanning for the future by studying the past: the Land Treatment Planning Tool
9:45 - 10:00David PilliodStatus of Lizards and Snakes on the NCA
10:00-10:15Jennifer ForebyMaking plants and wildlife in the NCA "valuable" to the public
10:15-10:30Coffee / Social
10:30-10:45Lejo FloresA 30-year, convection-permitting scale climate model reconstruction for hydrologic and ecological applications in the Snake River Basin
10:45-11:00Talia Jolley/Kassandra TownsendBreeding Ecology and Habitat Suitability of Ferruginous Hawks (Buteo Regalis) in Southern Idaho
11:00 - 11:15Megan GallagherGoogle Earth Engine for Remote Sensing at the NCA
11:15 - 11:30Stephen NovakVentenata dubia (Poaceae): an emerging problem in our region
11:30 - 11:45Jeff OttForage kochia spread from seeded areas in Southwestern Idaho
11:45 - 12:00Karen SteenhofChallenges in long-term monitoring of nesting Prairie Falcons
12:00-1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00-1:30Matt GerminoWhat can be learned for BOP NCA from observing the Soda Fire response?
1:30 - 1:45Michelle JeffriesLand treatment trends in and around the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
1:45 - 2:00Stuart HardegreeIterative management and contingency based restoration planning in a variable environment
2:00 - 2:15Caitlin DavisThe Interactive Effects of Fire and Recreation on Golden Eagles
2:15 - 2:30Robert ArkleNon-native plant communities on the NCA: Changes through time and relationships to weather and fire
2:30 - 2:45Charlie BaunThe Orchard Combat Training Center: A Five Year Summary of Conservation, Coordination, and the Net Benefit of Military Training on the Resources of the NCA
2:45 - 3:00 Todd KatznerOrigins of lead in wild raptors
3:00 - 3:30Panel Discussion - Lessons Learned: Synthesizing the best available data for planning, conservation, and restoration of NCA wildlife and habitatJoe Sirotnak, David Pilliod, Julie Heath, Charlie Baun, Steve Alsup, Mike Kochert, Stuart Hardegree, Nancy Glenn
3:30 - 5:30Poster Session
Posters:
Laura Barbour
Hamid Dashti
Josh Enterkine
Stephanie Hudon
Tom McGinnis
Karun Pandit
Silvia Perritte
Charles Peterson
David Pilliod
Marcelo Serpe
Joseph Weldon
Justin Welty

Symposium Program and Abstracts