Road to Recovery In-Person Workshop: January 17-19, 2024

Please join us in January 2024 for the workshop, "Sustainable Recovery of North American Birds"


View session recordings and workshop materials on our Resources page.

Virtual workshop attendance

We are pleased to offer a free, virtual component of this workshop. Plenaries, presentations, and panels will be streamed. Unfortunately, breakout sessions will be unavailable virtually. Please see the agenda for details of which sessions will be available virtually.

RSVP for the virtual workshop here.

When: January 17-19, 2024. We encourage participants to arrive for dinner and an evening program on January 16th.

Where: The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Intended audience: This workshop is intended for diverse partners involved in recovery of bird populations. We invite current and future species working groups, bird researchers, conservationists, Partners in Flight, NABCI, state agency non-game biologists, FWS/MBM, migratory bird joint venture staff, and R2R supporters. This workshop builds off of our virtual workshop series, and we encourage you to review these materials prior to this workshop:

Registration has closed.

Please email us if funding is a barrier to your participation (!

LODGING AT NCTC IS CLOSE TO CAPACITY. Reserve a room in the “Road to Recovery Workshop” guest block at NCTC by phone (304-876-7900). Lodging is $201 and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Click here for more information on lodging and meals at NCTC.

A shuttle is available to and from the Dulles Airport for $100. Reservations for the shuttle must be made with NCTC. View the shuttle schedule, booking, and policy here. If you are not flying or the shuttle times do not work for you, we encourage you to coordinate travel with our carpool sign-up sheet, where possible.

Workshop Themes

  • Support the development and transition of species working groups into recovery teams
  • Integration of biological and social science using a co-production model
  • Foster partnerships for sustainable recovery
  • Develop and implement diverse and inclusive international collaboration
  • Develop analytical tools to identify and prioritize limiting factors in the context of incomplete information

This workshop will be composed of keynote plenary presentations, panel discussions, and dynamic discussions in breakout sessions. See the agendas above for specific information.

Keynote Speakers

  • Lynn Scarlett: Former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior. Executive for The Nature Conservancy

  • Lisa Sorenson: Executive Director for BirdsCaribbean

  • Tammy VerCauteran: Executive Director for Bird Conservancy of the Rockies