In the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways
Managers and scientists working together to optimally manage conservation lands for waterbirds
Sustaining healthy populations of waterbirds that migrate long distances (waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds) is a major challenge for land managers. How does a manager know which species to manage for at a specific site? How important is a single site in the big picture? How can many managers coordinate their actions across the landscape so that the birds have the right amount and quality of habitat, at the right time, in the right places? These questions are difficult to answer without understanding how all the pieces fit together.
Managers and scientists are working together in a new project to understand and optimally manage conservation lands along the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways to support continental populations of waterbirds. They are using adaptive management and modeling in an innovative way that incorporates their management expertise as well as new conservation planning and modeling tools.
Fall 2012 Data Drop
I have begun the process of appending database from fall 2012 to the central IWMM database. As I progress through the process, I will update this section to include the name of individuals whose databases have been added to the central database. On behalf of the IWMM, I thank everyone who submitted a database from the fall.
At this point, I have appended databases submitted by the following individuals:
Annie Larsen - Ben Carlson - Brian Stemper - Chelsea DiAntonio - Darrin Welchert - Eileen McGourty - Eric Dunton - Eric Tomasovic - Heidi Hanlon - Jamie O'Brien - Jeff Moore - Jennifer McAndrews -John Gallegos - Kacy Ray - Kathleen Carlyle - Ken Witkowski - Kris Vagos - Lisa Reid - Megan Karrick - Mick Hanan - Raeth Morgan - Paul Hess -Sarah Janson - Susan Campbell -Tyler Harms - Wendy Stanton - Zachary Cravens
IWMM Fact Sheet June 2012
I hope someone can help me. I am trying to run a report that shows our entered water level over the years. I am able to run a report but it lists the Unit ID code (the long numbers format) but I need…Continue
Started by Raeth Justin Morgan. Last reply by Raeth Justin Morgan Mar 21.
I think we need a "Ground/Flush Count" in the drop down box for "Survey Type" catagory. I have units that we survey on the ground to determine species compositions but then I count the birds in the…Continue
Started by Matthew S. McAdams. Last reply by Matthew S. McAdams Feb 13.
Hi all,Is there a specific brand or type of refractometer we should use? If not, what have others been using to measure salinity? I was going to pick one off of Amazon but wanted to double check…Continue
Started by Chelsea DiAntonio. Last reply by Lindsay Coldiron Jan 22.
Brian,It would be nice to have a comment field on the database next time there is an update. Unusual birds such as the male NOPI X MALL seen on this week's survey have no way of being recorded on the…Continue
Started by Kathleen Carlyle. Last reply by Brian Tavernia Dec 3, 2012.
Hi Brian,Could you please comment on disturbance due to hunting, and how we should account for it during our surveys? Specifically, I am wondering what level of disturbance should be used for a unit…Continue
Started by Jamie (Panunzio) O'Brien. Last reply by Brian Tavernia Nov 28, 2012.