Save the Date: January 13, 2020, Shorebird Workshop

Shorebird Workshop hosted by South Carolina DNR on January 13th 2020!  There will be several presentations and we would like to get everyone together who is working on beaches to facilitate discussion about shorebird conservation. i.e., updates on stewarding projects, changes to beach regulations, shorebird and seabird research, public engagement, etc. You can find directions to Fort Johnson at the link at the top of the agenda. We hope you can attend.

Join us for a Shorebird/Seabird Workshop January 13th from 10am – 2:30 pm at the SCDNR Marine Resource Division auditorium at Ft. Johnson

The auditorium is in the Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI)

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/mrri/directions.html

Agenda

  • 9:30 Sign In
  • 10:00 Welcome
  • 10:10 – 10:30 Overview of DNR Shorebird Projects – SCDNR
  • 10:30 – 10:40 Motus Towers Update–Matt King SCDNR
  • 10:40 – 11:10Audubon Shorebird Stewarding North & South Carolina –Lindsay Addison & Nolan Schillerstrom
  • 11:10-11:20 BREAK
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Managing Beaches for Migrating and Wintering Shorebirds—Melissa Chaplin USFWS
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Piping Plover Monitoring at Hilton Head – Sally Krebs
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (please bring your own – eat in outdoor classroom)
  • 1:00 – 1:20 Seabrook Island Initiatives—Ed Konrad
  • 1:20 – 1:40 News from Huntington Beach State Park – Mike Walker HBSP
  • 1:40 – 2:00 Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative – Abby SterlingManomet
  • 2:00 – 2:20
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Facilitated discussion. Ideas, Wishes, What works, etc. Feel free to stay and chat.

 

-Janet Thibault

Janet Thibault

Wildlife Biologist

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

thibaultj@dnr.sc.gov

217 Fort Johnson Road

Charleston, SC 29422

843 953-7398