Announcing the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative
Rock Springs, Wyoming, May 14-16, 2012
Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Partners:
Our Nation is involved in many endeavors to move toward energy independence. Energy development has accelerated across the landscape in southwest Wyoming, which hosts an estimated 85 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas, one of the largest concentrations in the United States. Southwest Wyoming also encompasses some of the highest quality terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitats in the Intermountain West. To help ensure sustainability of these important habitats while facilitating responsible development, Federal, State, and local agencies have embarked on a partnership known as the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI).
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the WLCI Science and Technical Advisory Committee are coordinating the third WLCI Science Workshop in Rock Springs, Wyoming, May 14-16, 2012. The Workshop will address scientific findings that have yielded efficient management actions in southwest Wyoming, highlighting scientific and management activities since the preceding 2009 WLCI Workshop. The USGS is an active partner in the WLCI, providing important scientific data and information to decision makers and land managers through research and monitoring. Many other organizations also are conducting science in southwest Wyoming. The Workshop will provide an opportunity to learn from the various groups about their science activities and identify opportunities for collaboration.
We are seeking abstracts for each topical session for oral or poster presentations. The open period for submitting abstracts is January 15 through March 16. Please access the WLCI Workshop Registration page for more detailed information and to submit a presentation abstract.
Please pass this message to anyone you think may have an interest. We look forward to seeing you at this important event.