10th Biennial Great Salt Lake Issues Forum

30 September 2014 Published in News & Events

Linking Communities, Wetlands and Migratory Birds helped sponser the 10th biennial Great Salt Lake Issues Forum on May 7-9, 2014 by providing travel support for keynote speaker Dr. Robert P. Clay, director of the Executive Office of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, and for Dr. Clemens Kuepper, Marie-Curie-Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.  Clay's talk entitled, "Linking Sites and People: The Importance of Great Salt Lake as a Hub for Migratory Bird Conservation," elaborated on the vision of Linking Communities to make ties between communities across the migratory pathways of birds through education, ecotourism, and conservation.  Kuepper's talk entitled, "Between Mangrove Forests and Marijuana Fields: Snowy Plover Conservation in Mexico," focused on his research of snowy plovers in northwestern Mexico, which could be one potential wintering location for snowy plovers that breed near Great Salt Lake.

For more information please read Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network's recap of the keynote address, or watch Dr. Clay's keynote presentation and Dr. Kuepper's presentation along with other presentations and photos from the 2014 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum.


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