Connections II Workshop Summer 2014

July 9 – 10, 2014
Bureau of Land Management – Montana/Dakotas State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana

For more information, contact Mike Olson at mike_olson@fws.gov

Project investigators Steve Krentz, Bob Gresswell, Kathy Chase and Chris Merkord respond to questions from technical committee members related to large rivers and streams research during the first Connections Workshop. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Project investigators Steve Krentz, Bob Gresswell, Kathy Chase and Chris Merkord respond to questions from technical committee members related to large rivers and streams research during the first Connections Workshop. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

We connect science and people. This July 9 – 10, 2014, the LCC will host its second Connections Workshop in Billings, Montana, to promote continued collaboration between scientists, managers, communicators and policy experts. Researchers and scientists will present and draw connections between more than 12 cutting edge projects supported by the LCC.  In addition to drawing linkages between terrestrial and aquatic resource challenges and opportunities, workshop participants will also participate in a session focused on the partnership’s priorities of land-use change and human dimensions.

“Connections II” Workshop Save the Date

  • Connect Technical Committee members to researchers
  • Connect the work of your LCC with those who can use it
  • Connect the work on aquatic systems to terrestrial systems
  • Connect on-the-ground conservation efforts with the science to support those efforts
  • Connect our past and on-going efforts to potential future projects

“This is guaranteed to be another great opportunity to improve your partnership by actively participating in discussions related to on-going and recently completed research supported by your LCC,” said Mike Olson, LCC Science Coordinator.

The workshop will feature presentations related to research on aquatic and terrestrial systems by representatives from multiple agencies and organizations. The workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m., July 9, and conclude at 12:00 p.m., July 10, 2014.

Local hotels include:

Best Western Plus – 4915 Southgate Drive Phone: 406/256-9400
Hampton Inn Billings – Southgate Drive Phone 406/248-4949
Sleep Inn Billings – 4904 Southgate Drive Phone 406/254-0013

Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC

The fundamental objective of the Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC is to increase conservation delivery by reducing scientific uncertainty related to landscape level stressors which are important to our partnership. We will meet this fundamental objective by leveraging partner expertise to promote coordination, dissemination and development of applied science that will support landscape level conservation.
 

Contact Us

Ashley Spratt
Communications Coordinator
ashley_spratt@fws.gov
573-234-2132 ext. 104
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