Partners in Flight/Shorebird/Waterbird Working Group

Committee Charge

The Partners in Flight/Shorebird/Waterbird Working Group serves as a forum for discussion of bird conservation initiative-related issues among representatives of State, Territorial, and Provincial fish and wildlife agencies and other partner organizations. In particular, this Working Group focuses on four primary areas:

1. Integrate outcomes of landbird, shorebird, and waterbird initiatives (Bird Conservation Plan Partnerships);
2. Identify significant threats to landbird, shorebird, and waterbird populations;
3. Evaluate alternative strategies for bird conservation action and make recommendations to AFWA leadership;
4. Align priorities and actions of the national Bird Conservation Plan Partnerships with implementation of State Wildlife Action Plans.


Work Group Contact Information

Work Group Chair
Vacant

Work Group Vice-Chair
Eric Gardner, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
eric.gardner@dfw.wa.gov

AFWA Staff Contact
Susana Mateos
smateos@fishwildlife.org