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Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge

Oh the Places You Should Go! Darrin Welchert, Refuge Wildlife Biologist Have you ever wondered what a flock of one million snow geese actually looks like?  Darrin Welchert, Wildlife Biologist at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (LBNWR) can tell you. Located in northwest Missouri near Mound City, LBNWR was established August 23, 1935, by Executive [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Insights|0 Comments

The Faces of IWMM

Rob Fenwick has been the IWMM Project Coordinator for just over a year.  His job, in a nutshell, is to promote understanding and use of IWMM to inform local and regional waterbird management.  Rob is a longtime birder, so IWMM fits him well. In addition to bird knowledge, Rob brings experience gained from managing programs [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Documenting Management Actions

Documenting Management Actions: The “KEY” to Evaluating Habitat Management for Non-breeding Waterbirds Wetland managers need to monitor waterbirds and their habitats during the nonbreeding period to improve the efficacy of management decision making (Lyons et al. 2008), but are often limited in terms of time and staff. Therefore, Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring (IWMM) developed [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|Insights, News|0 Comments

Recording Management Actions: Easy as 1-2-3

Recording Management Actions is a key element of the IWMM Protocol. Your best source of information on recording Management Actions can be found in the IWMM Monitoring Manual under SOP 6: Recording Management Actions. To begin recording management actions, print out the standard field data sheets entitled Wetland Management Record (refer to the Supplemental Material [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|Insights|0 Comments

Legacy and Current IWMM Data: Understanding Downloads and Reports

Data collection under the Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring Program got underway in fall 2010 when the pilot phase was initiated. During the initial survey seasons, IWMM staff used monitoring data and feedback from participants to target critical information needs, validate monitoring methods and to address logistical concerns. While the bird observation approach has essentially [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Protocols|0 Comments

Enhance Your Refuge’s Role in Waterbird Conservation

IWMM was recently featured in the Division of Natural Resources and Conservation Planning Science Support Digest. If you are trying to understand how your Refuge can contribute to Waterbird Conservation, check out the article here.

By |October 25th, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

Be a Part of the IWMM Team: Use Our Online Tools

Lesser Yellowlegs. USFWS Waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds frequently overlap in habitat use, with each guild having specific habitat requirements during the breeding, migration and winter seasons.  This makes habit management for waterbirds a challenging, year-round job.  Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring (IWMM) was developed to specifically address habitat needs for waterbirds during [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

New Science Coordinator!

IWMM Announces New Science Coordinator IWMM is pleased to have Dr. Mindy Rice on board as a spacial ecologist IWMM is pleased to announce that Dr. Mindy Rice was hired as a spatial ecologist with the Natural Resource Program Center (NRPC) in Fort Collins, Colorodo, part of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Full Participation in IWMM Equals Full Benefits!

Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring (IWMM) provides managers a transparent and defensible conservation decision-making framework linked across multiple scales.  This conservation approach integrates monitoring, modeling and decision support to optimize local wetland management while supporting continental waterbird populations.  Local decision support models guide and inform coordinated management of habitat at multiple units across a landscape [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

Database News!

Database Developments: Reporting Tools and Download Functionality Have Arrived! On October 12, IWMM presented the third in a series of training webinars to get IWMM users oriented to our online database. This training focused specifically on the reporting tools and download features of the database. The training reviewed the IWMM-AKN portal and definitions; provided an [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments