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“A recent trend is the demand from both government agencies and donors for accountability in the management of conservation problems”1

  • Limited budget for conservation
  • Efficient, defensible distribute resources
  • Strategic, business-like management approach

1Christensen, J. 2002. Fiscal Accountability Concerns Come to Conservation. November 5 edition. The New York Times,

New York, New York.

linking management decisions with monitoring
Linking Management Decisions with Monitoring
  • Improved Resource Contributions
  • Good Decisions
    • Supported by defensible data
  • Clearly Documented Decisions
    • Promote understanding of decision making process
    • Reduce controversy

Conservation as large scale production problem

  • Optimize allocation of resources among production sites to produce commodity
  • Commodity: protected species and ecosystem services
  • Apply concept to allocating resources among conservation sites to “produce” conservation commodity
integrated waterbird model
Integrated Waterbird Model
  • Problem Statement:

How do we maximize long-term average waterbird populations in North America in the face of uncertainty using limited resources?

  • Our approach:
    • Develop integrated framework to determine optimal annual distribution of resources among sites within migratory flyways
    • Select best local scale management actions to maximize waterbird populations
    • Monitor and adaptively manage the system
flyway wide decisions
Flyway-Wide Decisions:

Prioritize species

Identify population targets

Determine quantity/quality of habitat to meet population targets

Determine distribution of habitat to meet energetic needs of waterbirds

regional decisions
Regional Decisions:

Regional Priorities

Approve Station Objectives (e.g., refuge CCP, State Wildlife Action Plans, WMA, etc.)

Distribution of Funds



Project Proposals

local scale decisions
Local Scale Decisions

Propose priorities and objectives

Effective and efficient management strategies to achieve objectives


Flyway scale waterbird objectives


(consistent protocols)

Site selection model

Implement management strategies

Shorebird management sites

(local scale)

Models of management

scenarios applied

status modeling component
Status - Modeling Component
  • Post-doc hired May 2009
    • Smith Fellowship (approx $200K)
    • Housed at Lincoln Park Zoo: Chicago
  • Prototype development
    • Flyway, regional and local scale coded
    • Starting work on allocation optimization
status monitoring
Status - Monitoring
  • Steering Committee met February 2009
    • Necessary sub-teams and leads identified
    • Proposal for Monitoring Coordinator drafted
  • Funding for Monitoring Coordinator secured
    • FWS (Refuges, Migratory Birds & ACJV)
    • USGS
    • Position advertised fall 2009
    • Currently reviewing applicants
next steps
Next Steps
  • Spring 2010
    • Meeting with State Partners
      • seeking participation by State biologists and managers
    • Select/develop monitoring protocols
      • Non-breeding surveys
    • Develop sampling design
  • Late Summer/Fall 2010
    • Limited pilot of sampling design and protocols
  • Winter 2010-11
    • Test integrated model with real data
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