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"

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

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:

First, complete the registration form here. Second, pay the registration fee here.

  • Registration through Nov. 1: $200
  • Registration after Nov. 1: $300
  • Deadline to register is December 1, 2023

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

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. A shuttle may be available (pending demand) to and from the Dulles Airport for $100. Depending on the number of people who need a shuttle and their travel times on January 16 and 19, R2R will be arranging a shuttle schedule. We will also facilitate a spreadsheet for people to coordinate travel (coming soon). Click here for more information on lodging and meals at NCTC.

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 draft agenda at the link below.

Keynote Speakers

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

  • Lisa Sorenson (invited): Executive Director for BirdsCaribbean