Real-World: Collaboration

Real-World: Collaboration

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop. Under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s Pollinator Conductivity Working Group, I listened to different presentations from Fish and Wildlife (USFWS), USDA, USGS, NRCS, and NPS personnel.

One presentation where I learned quite a bit of info was on the impact of different contaminants on native pollinators (specifically, bees). As part of the data team, I presented a few items myself– on mapping aspects.

 In class, I hear about collaboration often– it’s necessary and often complicated in the environmental realm. It was nice to see, first-hand, how collaboration from different groups can lead towards progress on accomplishing a shared conservation goal.

Until next time!

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