HawkWatch International (HWI) is a Salt Lake City based non-profit dedicated to conserving birds of prey and the environment using science and education. For over 30 years HWI has pioneered studies of raptor migration in western North America; operating the largest, standardized migration network in North America. Long-term data accrued from this network, along with other identified information gaps guide HWI research programs, which currently consist of studies on American Kestrels, Short-eared Owls, Golden Eagles, Rough-legged Hawks, Forest Owl Communities, and more. HWI collaborates with local, state, and federal agencies; resource sector partners; other NGOs; educational entities; and communities to share science-based findings geared towards reducing impacts on raptors and the environments people share with them. HWI Education programs reach 40,000+ people each year and include formal and informal outreach to schools (K-12 and universities), other organizations, and local communities. These programs utilize HWI data and non-releasable ‘ambassador’ birds to deliver messages about threats to raptors and other wildlife, conservation opportunities, and to teach biological, environmental, and quantitative science concepts. Learn more about HawkWatch International at hawkwatch.org.
Local Conference Committee Chair: Dave Oleyar [email protected]