Registration Now Open! State of Stopover Symposium, 5-7 October 2016, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We are proud to announce registration is now open online for the much-anticipated 2016 migratory bird symposium (The State Of Stopover 2016) in Wisconsin, October 5-7.  Go to https://stopover2016.wordpress.com/ to register.  Spread the word! 
 
The symposium will provide participants with an in-depth look at the growing migratory bird Stopover movement in the Great Lakes, with updates on research, management, and education.  It will also be a working symposium that will inspire each Great Lakes state and Ontario to work on building alliances to develop, promote, and expand Stopover conservation initiatives.  Accordingly, the symposium has two principal objectives:  1) Summarize all that we know about Stopover actions, accomplishments, and challenges in the Great Lakes Basin; and 2) Develop a concerted, long-term  strategy to implement Stopover programs across the Great Lakes Basin that will elevate markedly the conservation emphasis of Stopover habitat protection, acquisition, and education in each state and Ontario.
 
A registration fee of only $55 includes daily shuttles, event materials, two lunches, coffee, tea, snacks, Tuesday field trips, the SOS Social Mixer on Wednesday, and special activities with the Schlitz Audubon staff on Thursday.  The SOS Awards Banquet costs $25/person and is open to Symposium participants and their guests.  Friday field trips have a $10 fee for lunch.
 
Included here is a reminder:
 
CALL FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS
 
A formal poster session will be held during theWednesday, Oct. 5th evening social at the Four Points Sheraton. All posters will then be moved to Schlitz Audubon Nature Center where they will be displayed for the remainder of the symposium.
 
We invite the submission of abstracts for poster presentations on any topic related to migratory bird:
1.Land Protection and Management
2.Education and Outreach
3.Research and Monitoring
 
Abstracts should include title, author names (indicate presenting author), agency or affiliation, contact information, and a brief paragraph describing the project, methods, and results. Individuals submitting abstracts should also submit a short biographical sketch, highlighting employment, educational history, and current job duties. Information regarding poster guideline and preparation will be included with abstract acceptance.
 
E-mail your abstract to Richard Staffen, Poster Session Coordinator ( Richard.staffen@wisconsin.gov ) by April 15, 2016.
 
 
We hope you can join us!  
 
All The Best,
 
Kim Grveles, Sumner Matteson, and Diane Packett
 
Kim Grveles                             
Avian Ecologist – Natural Heritage Conservation                                                                                                         
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources               
P.O. Box 7921                                                  
101 S. Webster St.                                     
Madison, WI 53707-7921                                  
Phone: (608) 264-8594                           
Fax: (608) 266-2925                     
Email:  kim.grveles@wisconsin.gov              
 
Sumner W. Matteson
Avian Ecologist – Natural Heritage Conservation/Land Division
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 South Webster Street, GEF 2, Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 266-1571
Cell Phone: (608) 225-0586
Fax: 608-266-2925
sumner.matteson@wisconsin.gov
 
Diane Packett
Migratory Bird Ecologist
Wisconsin Stopover Initiative
Phone: (920) 219-2587                            
dlpackett@pex.net                       
www.wisconsinbirds.org/Migratory

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