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 and projects for private businesses and non-profits as well as wetland restoration and stewardship planning efforts at the state level. Rob is passionate about conservation and the need to be smart about the best use of limited resources. If you have questions about IWMM, reach out to Rob for more information and a tour of the tools and products IWMM provides.
Catherine (Cat) de Vlaming recently joined NRPC as the new Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) database technician. Cat works with users and developers of the AKN , which accepts and houses IWMM data as well as Secretive Marshbird and Landbird protocols. Cat’s responsibilities include creating and sharing training materials so users may be able to take full advantage of all the AKN has to offer. Cat was raised in North Texas, but has called Fort Collins, CO home since moving there to attend Colorado State University for both her undergraduate and graduate studies in conservation biology and fisheries and aquatic sciences. She is looking forward to continuing her work with FWS towards conserving America’s fish, wildlife, plants and the ecosystems where they reside. Reach out to Cat with any questions about the AKN data management system, sharing levels, or visualization tools.