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Thursday, February 24 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Track 1: Mega Birding Trail Symposium

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This is THE practical session on Birding and Wildlife Trails for those interested in starting a statewide trail or updating their existing birding trail! Come learn from four state agency staff and Audubon Alaska on their Birding/Birding and Wildlife Trails to gain practical knowledge to implement or improve your state’s Trail and engage more of your public in wildlife viewing. Each presenter will provide perspective on a different aspect of Trail development, maintenance, or keeping it fresh with 2.0 updates. Five, 15-min presentations will be followed by a 15-min interactive Q&A where any question can be asked of presenters or others with different experiences in our audience. A 30-min break will follow this session, so additional questions are encouraged during that time. We are here to learn and help.
Presentations include:
  • To Print or Not to Print: Maps or Apps? – Anne Glick, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Birding Trail on a Shoestring Budget – Sarah Kendrick, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Using Community Science to Keep Trails Fresh – Deniz Aygen, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • The Southeast Alaska Birding Trail: A Tale of Partnerships and Collaborations – Victoria Elmore, Audubon Alaska
  • Trail Building: Experiences from a State in the Thick of Development – Mike Rader, Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks

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Anne Glick

Wildlife Viewing Program Administrator, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Anne is a native of Pennsylvania. Growing up in a hunting and fishing family, connection with nature and the outdoors was instilled at an early age. Currently Anne leads the Wildlife Viewing Program for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in Tallahassee. Her... Read More →
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Victoria Elmore

Alaska Audubon
Tory is a GIS Developer and Cartographer with a conservation background and a passion for storytelling through maps. She received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University in 2013 and her Master’s in GIS Development from the University of Wisconsin... Read More →
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Deniz Aygen

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Deniz Aygen grew up playing outside in the woods, lakes, and streams in Michigan and attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate degree. She got bit by the travel bug early in life and after college used her biological training to work around the world and in the US on... Read More →
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Sarah Kendrick

Missouri Department of Conservation
Sarah Kendrick is the State Ornithologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Sarah worked with state conservation partners to build and oversee the Missouri Bird Conservation Plan, which acts as a reference to public and private land managers to promote bird habitat management... Read More →
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Mike Rader

Wildlife Education Supervisor, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Mike Rader has a bachelor’s degree in Park Resources Management from Kansas State University and started his full-time career with the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks in 1989 at Wilson State Park. Mike was hired as the Wildlife Education Supervisor in 2007, working at the KDWP... Read More →

Thursday February 24, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
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