Shorebirds and Water in the Arid West

April 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us on Monday, April 12 th at 7:00 PM by Zoom to hear Stan Senner present
his talk, Shorebirds and Water in the Arid West. You won’t want to miss this!

Across the arid Intermountain West, a network of land-locked saline lakes and
associated freshwater wetlands provides habitat for millions of birds like Wilson’s
Phalaropes and American Avocets during migration or breeding or wintering seasons.
Intense use of water in the arid West coupled with a warming climate means that many
saline lakes are in decline, which in turn has huge implications for western birdlife.
Audubon’s Vice President for Bird Conservation, Stan Senner, will focus his talk on
what is happening to saline lakes, the amazing birds that rely on them, and their
connections to Montana. Western water issues are a priority for the National Audubon
Society, and Stan will discuss the future of saline lakes in the West and what can be
done to conserve them.

Stan Senner is Vice President for Bird Conservation with the National Audubon Society.
He has worked for Audubon for nearly 20 years, including 10 years as state director in
Alaska. Stan represented The Wilderness Society in Alaska during passage of the
Alaska Lands Act, worked on a committee staff in the U.S. House of Representatives,
and coordinated the joint federal-state restoration and science programs following the
Exxon Valdez oil spill. He has a M.S. degree in biology from the University of Alaska
Fairbanks and wide experience in applying science to public policy and natural
resources conservation. He and his wife now make their home in Missoula.

For the Zoom link, please see our newsletter.

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