February 22: GNAS Annual Summit in Menomonie, WI

You are invited to join us as the Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society meets for its Annual Summit to discuss chapter activities, accomplishments, and future plans. Feel free to attend for all or just part of the Summit. New faces are always welcome!

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1-3:30 pm

UW Stout – Menomonie – Memorial Student Center – Cedar-Maple Room 136
302 10th Avenue East, Menomonie WI  54751 Campus parking lots are free and open on weekends

1:00 Keynote Speaker – Brian Collins
2:15 Break/Social
2:30 Announcements, Business, Elections for President & Treasurer

Keynote Address: Birds of Wisconsin’s Public Wild Lands by Brian M. Collins

Brian collins

Brian Collins in the field on a bird survey.

Brian M. Collins is a contract ornithologist, contributing to a variety of bird community studies for the Wisconsin DNR’s Natural Heritage Inventory and for various lake associations and land trust acquisitions. In the last seven field seasons he has walked over 800 miles of untrailed backcountry in pursuit of bird community data within Wisconsin’s vast and wild tracts of public land.  In more than 1,400 surveys, he has collected data on more than 35,000 individual birds and more than 170 bird species.  Point count work is full of unexpected surprises and exciting discoveries and presents a unique and rugged lifestyle far removed from the routines scripted by research protocol. Brian almost always has a camera in hand, so his adventures are well documented!  Be sure to attend the annual meeting to catch his colorful and bird-rich presentation — and the possibility of a surprise guest!


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