Building Connections Between Wildlife Populations and People: The Application of Wildlife Linkage Across the Northern Rockies Landscape
April 13-14, 2006 Missoula, Montana
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A Workshop for Scientists, Citizens, and Political Leaders:
Building Connections between Wildlife and People: The Application of Wildlife Linkage across the Northern Rockies Landscape, April 13-14, 2006, Missoula, Montana
April 27, 2006
Dear participants in the workshop,
The issue of providing movement opportunities for wildlife across the Rocky Mountain landscape is a critical issue for the future of wildlife and for the quality of life for the people who call this area home. As human development proceeds and populations increase across the landscape, it becomes increasingly difficult for wildlife to meet their requirements for food, space, and resources. The workshop was an effort to bring together people who know about the impacts of human activities on wildlife movements and those who are working to implement management efforts to allow animals to continue to move across highways, public lands, and private lands. The specific purpose was to listen to a wide variety of interests and to include citizens and political leaders in the discussion. This was a great success and we were more than pleased with the engagement of all the diverse interests who attended the workshop.
I want to thank each of the presenters for your time and effort in preparing and presenting the excellent lectures given at the workshop. You will find 26 of the 34 presentations from the workshop on this website. Some people did not use PowerPoint, and 4 presenters did not want their information available online at this time. Our purpose in putting these presentations on this website is to allow people to read and review presentations of interest. In order to allow the presenters some level of security for their photos and graphics, often developed with much effort, we have converted the PowerPoint presentations into PDF files and encrypted them so they can be read online but not printed nor can material be extracted form the presentations. The email address of each presenter is on their presentation if you wish to contact them for more information.
We had 108 people registered at the workshop and more people who attended only parts of the sessions and did not register. All the email addresses of all attendees are also available on this website. We consider this turnout, the quality of the presentations, and the discussions during and after the workshop a huge success. Given the interest in this subject expressed at the workshop we are considering a follow-up workshop on further applications and additional discussions with citizens, scientists and managers next year. We will be in contact with you about this possibility.
We have linked a number of reports, publications, and documents about wildlife linkage and movement on this website to allow you to easily find information and sources at this one site. Please use this website as an information resource on the topic of wildlife linkage and movement. Read the presentations, and download the papers and reports. Contact speakers to get more information or to contribute to or get involved with the ongoing efforts to provide wildlife the movement opportunities they need to survive and remain healthy in out rapidly expanding environment. Get involved. Partnerships are essential to this effort.
Thank you again for attending and participating. We will be in contact again on this important issue.
College of Forestry and Conservation
University Hall, Room 309
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
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