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Partners Workshop

On March 22-23, 2011, a workshop Early Successional Habitat on Private Lands in NYS brought together outreach, research, and management professionals in NYS who have an interest in ESH for wildlife.  The goal of the workshop was to assess and make recommendations about how to engage private landowners most effectively in creating and maintaining ESH.  The workshop agenda is attached below as will be notes and recommendations from the workshop as they become available.  To view the recordings of presentations at the workshop, click on the links below.

Day One Welcome & Overview (Shorna Allred, Cornell University)

Presentations from ESH Species Conservation Initiatives
NYSDEC Species of Greatest Conservation Need for Early Successional Habitat (Dan Rosenblatt, NYSDEC)
New England Cottontail Initiative (Paul Novak, NYSDEC)
Golden-winged Warbler Working Group (Martin Piorkowski, Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Woodcock Conservation Initiative (Andy Weik, Ruffed Grouse Society)
Ruffed Grouse Conservation Plan (Andy Weik, Ruffed Grouse Society)
Conservation Effects on Shrubland Birds & Habitats in the Northeast (David King, USDA Forest Service)

Contested Ground Discussion
Ecologically (Michael Burger, Audubon New York)
Socially & Politically (Jim Finley, Penn State)

Social Science Study of Landowners and Early Successional Habitat (Mike Wasilco, NYSDEC; Ashley Dayer, Cornell; Shorna Allred, Cornell; & Rich Stedman, Cornell)

Day Two Overview  (Shorna Allred, Cornell University)

Presentations on Landowner Engagement Approaches

Incentive Programs for Habitat Activities
Incentive Programs – Natural Resource Conservation Service (Mike Townsend)
Landowner Incentive Program  – NYSDEC (Marcelo del Puerto)

Technical Assistance
Biologist Site Visits & Policy – Ruffed Grouse Society (Andy Weik)
Equipment Share – USFWS Partners for Fish & Wildlife (Carl Schwartz)

Education & Training
Peer to Peer Learning on Habitat for Species of Greatest Conservation Need – Master Forest Owners & NYFOA (Gary Goff, Rich Taber)
Workshops & Webinars – Cornell Cooperative Extension (Kristi Sullivan)
Landowner Cooperatives – Quality Deer Management Association (Kip Adams)
YardMap  – Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Rhiannon Crain)
Forest Stewardship Program – Audubon Vermont (Jim Shallow)

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