Join with stakeholders in both public and private sectors to share science and tools and improve resource management and decision making.
Facilitating Stakeholder Discussions - HWI will convene stakeholder collaborations and conferences to identify common ground and respond to important issues, such as the stakeholder project we held to develop a charter for effective and responsible Environmental Education programs and the Eagle Working Group that has wide support for developing a coordinated eagle data base and addressing threats to eagle habitat and population stability.
Building Partnerships for Change - Wind power is projected to account for 20 percent of all electricity generated in the U.S. by 2030, but expanded wind development is creating a real threat to eagles and other wildlife. HWI is building partnerships with public and private stakeholders to find ways to minimize eagle mortality and provide additional mitigation options. We are also working with USFWS, DoD, and BLM to track eagle movements and expanding our monitoring programs.
Collaborating to Track the Issues - HWI scientists track public policies and their implications for birds of prey. We comment on Environmental Impact Studies and use the latest data to address issues such as restricting public land access around nesting and roosting sites and encourage wise development aimed to reduce raptor mortality.
“We know the raptors we see at Chelan Ridge in Washington fly from as far north as Alaska and travel as far south as Argentina. These days we can’t afford to work individually to try to answer some of the key questions people need to know about these migrant birds in the face of climate change, habitat loss, and species declines. Agencies and organizations recognize clearly that we get more for our money when we are working together. For decades now, the Forest Service and HawkWatch International have helped each other so the sum of our work serves all our constituents and improves the places for which we are responsible.”
Kent Woodruff, Wildlife Biologist, USFS, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest