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Analyzing and interpreting spatial information.

Building a Network of Grassland Landscapes in the Midwest: Change Strategies for the Future of Grassland Birds

Authored by: Abigail Anderson, Michael Barnes, Anne Christianson, Lisa Elliot, Amanda Meyer and Hannah Ramer

The Midwest Grasslands Network recognizes that successful grassland conservation needs to take effect at larger scales and in permanent ways in order to halt the long-term declines of grassland bird populations. In 2015 the Network convened a seminar to develop strategies for scaling up conservation efforts to achieve landscape-level outcomes for grassland birds.

The interdisciplinary seminar was hosted at the University of Minnesota on the Saint Paul campus and via video conference. Thirty graduate students, faculty, and conservation professionals convened weekly to deliberate on a...