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NFWF Pulling Together Initiative 2013 RFP. Pre-proposal deadline: May 17
For partnerships working on control of invasive plant species.
Yale Conservation Finance Boot Camp. June 17-21, New Haven, CT
Hosted by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment
National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program. Deadline: August 1
NAWCA (North American Wetland Conservation Act) Small Grants. Deadline: October 31
Visit the funding page on our website for more grant deadlines and resources for developing the biological basis of grant proposals
WetlandsLIVE Distance Learning Adventure to broadcast from Cordova AK, May 9
World Migratory Bird Day, May 11-12. Theme: Networking for migratory birds
2013 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act grant awards announced
Funded projects include the Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network II.
Tools and resources
U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan: new URL and updated website
New tools from the Avian Knowledge Alliance: fact sheet and FAQs
Learn more about how to access and use AKA data and tools
New from USGS: Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)
Web-based Federal resource for finding species in the U. S. and territories; over 100 million mapped records; “area of interest" search capability.
Great Backyard Bird Count: 2013 results now available
Using radar ornithology to study avian migration
Updated: U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory—high-accuracy topographic and bathymetric data
NOAA Historical Shoreline Survey Viewer
New from USGS: U.S. Topo Map and Historical Topographic Map Users Guide
How to how to access and use USGS topographic maps on the Web
New from NOAA Digital Coast: GeoZone: A Blog for Coastal “Geogeeks"
Bloggers answer common technical questions that can help you make the most of your coastal data.
Nightjar Survey Network launches new website
Health Risks from Lead-Based Ammunition in the Environment - A Consensus Statement of Scientists
Quick Guide to Climate-Smart Conservation
New document from National Wildlife Federation
Birds and energy development
USFWS announces wind energy training series for Voluntary Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines. First broadcast: May 22, 11 a.m. PDT
Request for Information: Offshore Wind Environmental Research. Deadline: May 30
DOE and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) seek input on a potential environmental research initiative to inform the understanding of offshore wind energy development
Golden Eagle Records from the Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey—Information for Wind Energy Management and Planning
Includes online, interactive map
Webinars and online training
NOAA webinar: how to use the new Digital Coast Data Registry. May 8, 11:00 a.m. PDT
Registry brings data into one centralized access point. Users can filter by data theme, geography, or type of map service, find and preview map services, link to supporting information.
Webinar Demonstration: How to Apply the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) to Existing Geospatial Datasets. May 16, 10 a.m. PDT
Conferences and training
Registration now open: 5th International Partners in Flight Conference and Conservation Workshop. August 25-28, Snowbird UT
Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds. September 9-20, Front Royal VA. Application deadline: July 1
Presented by Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation. theoretical concepts, field and laboratory methods, data analysis and applied conservation strategies.
Society for Conservation GIS annual conference. Focus: Marine & Freshwater Conservation. July 16-18, Monterey CA
Land Trust Alliance Rally 2013. September 17-19, New Orleans LA
Society for Ecological Restoration Training Course: Demystifying Dam Removal Project Management. October 6, Madison WI
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 22nd Biennial Conference. November 3-7, San Diego CA
Visit our Conference page for more conferences, workshops and trainings