Department of Defense FY 2015 Legacy Program Funding. Deadline for pre-proposals: March 21
Check the online RFP for natural resources areas of emphasis.
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Program Spring 2014 RFP. Deadline April 14
Conservation Partners Program Spring 2014 RFP. Deadline: April 17. Info webinar: March 6
Funds organizations to partner with NRCS field offices to deliver technical assistance for high priority conservation objectives.
Visit the funding page on our website for more grant deadlines and resources for developing the biological basis of grant proposals
New study finds major climate mitigation benefits from wetland restoration
Coastal Blue Carbon Opportunity Assessment for the Snohomish Estuary.
Restore America's Estuaries, 2014
Revising the Pan American Shorebird Program—news and a request from WHSRN
The Program has a revised draft protocol for marking shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere, and seeks comments as well as individuals interested in acting as a regional or species coordinator.
Audubon unveils interactive map of Pacific Flyway Marine Important Bird Areas
Birds and biodiversity
New report from USFWS: Birding in the United States: A Demographic and Economic Analysis
Addendum to the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation
Audubon Important Bird Areas: 2013 U.S. Highlights now available
Nature's Notebook: a citizen science project of the USA National Phenology Network
Participants use scientifically-vetted observation guidelines developed for over 900 species.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science Central
Supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.
NatureServe releases Citizen Science Strategy
Great Backyard Bird Count launches new website
Climate change and sea level rise
Climate Change Effects and Adaptation Approaches for Terrestrial Ecosystems, Habitats, and Species
A Compilation of the Scientific Literature for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Region
New study shows that stable population trends are a prerequisite for species' range expansion
News from Science Daily
Birds and energy development
Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions. American Wind Wildlife Institute, January 2014
National Wind Coordinating Collaborative launches new website
American Wind Wildlife Institute launches new website
Webinars and online training
USFS Webinar: Tracking Land-Use Change Over Time. March 12, 11 a.m. PDT
NRCS Webinar; Wetland Restoration Hydrology and Design Overview. Mar 26, 11 a.m. PDT
NOAA Climate.gov: An Audience-Focused Approach to Public Communication. April 22, 11 AM PDT
High-level overview of NOAA's primary online source of science and information for a climate-smart nation.
Conferences and training
Pacific Estuarine Research Society annual meeting. April 3-5, Newport OR
3rd Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology. Portland OR, May 15–17
North America Congress for Conservation Biology. July 13-16, Missoula MT
Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Sacramento CA, August 10-15
Visit our Conference page for more conferences, workshops and trainings