May 4, 2023 6:30pm to 8:00pm
UMCES-APPALACHIAN LABORATORY ALUM AND CURRENT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT ALLEGHENY COLLEGE
Conservation through Collaboration: Using camera traps to form partnerships and inform conservation in the French Creek Watershed
Private land provides critical habitat for many wildlife species which makes landowners and land trust organizations critical partners in conservation efforts. However, there is often little known about wildlife on private lands, because of lack of resources or incentives to conduct reliable surveys. In this presentation, Kelly will share an on-going 2-year project in Northwestern Pennsylvania, in which the Watershed Conservation Research Center used camera traps to collaborate with the French Creek Valley Conservancy, the Foundations for Sustainable Forests, and private landowners in the region to better understand the terrestrial diversity on their lands to help inform future conservation plans and purchases in the French Creek Watershed, the most biologically diverse watershed in the state.
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