Admin1: David Younkman
Group members: 23
This is one plance to find the most recent minutes, templates and follow-up assignments to guide working group leders and others toward the development of thier PIF V Conservation Business Plans. Several working groups have created their own Griffen Group for their plan - this site hopefully provides genral overview materials.
What's Next? Assignments and Next Steps
1. Several important files attached - click on group content to the right to access them.
2. NEXT CALL 12/19 2 o'clock eastern
3. FINAL PLANS DUE 2/15
MINUTES AND FOLLOW-UP FROM NOVEMBER 21 WORKING GROUP LEADERS CALL --
Update on PIFV Conservation Business Plans – and How You Can Get Involved.
At least 23 people attended this call
Progress to Date on the PIFV Conservation Business Plans (please see attached: “PIFV Update- November 2013”)
Good progress and activity for every Breakout group. Most if not all predict they may have a final working draft of their business plans with project sheets by January. For details see the revised and updated “PIFV Update- November 2013”.
Filling out a Project Description Sheet - How you or others can contribute project ideas and comments about the Plans (please see attached: “PIF V Project Description Sheet and Matrix November 20 2013”)
Groups are finding the Project Matrix too confining space-wise so we are now recommending that each Project be described using the attaché Project Description Sheet, then summarized down into the Project Matrix. Carol suggested we add a place to note if the project involved any protected areas, IBAs, or KBAs – so we have done that.
Reaching out and recruiting others – ideas from Randy Wilson (please see attached email “FW:PIF-Conservation Business Plans” for some great outreach language)
Randy Wilson has created and sent out a wonderful email to recruit others in engaging in the PIFV process – see the attached email above and copy it if appropriate.
Lisa Sorensen said she had success recruiting project ideas using survey monkey and asking people to submit their top two ideas. Lisa will send us a copy of her survey.
Reaching out to State Wildlife Agencies and State Wildlife Plans - Deb Hahn and Allison Vogt
Deb and Allison are planning to develop three webinars, to be held one per month beginning in January – that will reach out to State Wildlife Action plan Coordinators and tell them about the PIFV process. They would like to have the involvement of Breakout Group Leaders during these Webinars and will be in touch with details.
Presentation Symposium at the 2014 Society for Conservation Biology Meeting – Terry Rich
Terry Rich has submitted a symposium proposal to present the PIFV process at the 2014 Society for Conservation Biology meeting (held in Missoula Montana in July 2014). His abstract for this symposium is attached.
Overall Timetable and Next Steps (please see the “additional information” section, right after the November Updates in the attached “PIFV Update- November 2013” – also pasted here below)
We think we are on-track, things are happening, and much remains to be done.
NEXT CALL: Thursday December 19, 2013 at 2 o’clock Eastern time.
Original Post-PIFV Timeline
Moving the Conservation Business Plans Into Action – Next Steps Beyond PIFV
Here is the draft timeline for revising and finishing the PIF V Conservation Business Plans (CBPs) following the meeting at Snowbird. We expect each Breakout Group will continue to work together in a working group format to add missing elements to these Conservation Business Plans, refine and edit them and, most importantly, put the conservation projects into action.
4 September, 2013: Immediately following PIF V: Please send your “ugly” notes, unedited Conservation Business Plan (CBP) and the unedited Project matrix to David Younkman at email@example.com
31 October: Conservation Business Plan leads will have made their first edits, and will return to David Younkman the revised CBPs, with additions/modifications, etc. from the PIF V meeting at Snowbird. These will then be posted on a file-sharing format (likely Griffin Groups) for additional comments from any interested parties.
15 December: Session participants and others to make comments and edits. All comments from wider review will be returned to CBP leads on an ongoing basis through Griffin Group dialogues.
January 2014: CBP leads will update the plans once again incorporating comments from the review. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE: Sessions should try to get the team leaders, participants and other key contributors together in person to finalize the plans as much as possible. If possible to piggy-back on to existing meetings, that would be great.
February 15, 2014: Plans will then go back to David and the PIF CBP subcommittee to review.
March 2014: CBP subcommittee will work with CBP leads to finalize plans. The plans will then be turned over to the State of the Birds team to build into the upcoming State of The Birds report and other publications.
CONSERVATION BUSINESS PLAN LEADERS
BY GEOGRAPHIC BREAKOUT
MEXICO/CENTRAL AMERICA GULF-CARIBBEAN SLOPE - EASTERN DECIDUOUS FORESTS
Jeff Raasch and Anne Minnie/ Randy Wilson
LAm contacts: Elisa Peresbarbosa, Gonzola Meridez, Raquel Gomez
CHIHUAHUAN GRASSLANDS – WESTERN GREAT PLAINS & PRAIRIES
Mauricio de la Maza
CENTRAL-SOUTH AMERICAN HIGHLANDS – APPALACHIAN AND NORTHEASTERN FORESTS, NORTH TO BOREAL GROUNDS)
Visit the and Central and South American Highlands Griffin Group site to see discussions around this plan
WEST MEXICAN THORNSCRUB – ARID SOUTHWEST
Louis Morales, Vincente Rodriguez Or Lydia Lonzona
SOUTHERN CONE GRASSLANDS – EASTERN NORTH AMERICAN GRASSLANDS and ARCTIC TUNDRA
CARIBBEAN - EASTERN UPLAND HARDWOOD FOREST REGIONS
Becky Keller & Todd Jones-Farrand
Lisa Sorenson & Andrew Rothman
SIERRA MADRE PINE-OAK AND CLOUD – WESTERN MIXED-CONIFEROUS FORESTS
John Alexander (plus Tanya Luszcz/Canada; Dan Casey)
Rosa Maria Vidal, and Claudia Macias
PACIFIC SHOREBIRDS – COASTAL AREAS OF MIDDLE AND SOUTH AMERICA LINKED TO U .S. AND CANADA COASTS AND ARCTIC BREEDING AREAS)