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Birds and Invasives Presentation at RTPI

Posted on Feb 26, 2016

Friday February 26 at 6pm Andrea Locke from WNY PRISM will be presenting Birds and Invasives.

The relationship between birds and invasive species can be complex. Many invasive species may on the surface seem like a boon for our native birds, but as we look deeper into their impacts on our ecosystems, we see that all isn’t as it once seemed. Some birds are even invasive species themselves. Management can also be difficult due to the complex relationship with invasive species and public opinion. Join Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator as she sheds some light on these complexities and discusses invasive bird species, invasive species impacts on native bird populations and management strategies.

Andrea Locke is the WNY PRISM Coordinator (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) and has been in this role since the WNY PRISM Office was established in 2014. PRISMs are part of an integrated approach to invasive species management in NYS. Prior to working with the PRISM network, Andrea spent time in Northern Michigan running a Private Lands Stewardship Program and Partnership which provided technical assistance for private landowners wanting to better manage their lands for wildlife and ecosystem health. She also spent nearly a decade working on a high diversity prairie and savanna restoration project in Northwest Indiana.

We hope you will be able to attend! This free and public event will take place at RTPI – 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, NY 14701.