The NGPJV Technical Committee serves as an advisory group to the NGPJV Management Board and our partners and their science staffs. A key TC role is to assist the NGPJV in developing strategies that improve the biological foundation of NGPJV bird conservation planning efforts.
PURPOSE OF TECHNICAL COMMITTEE:
The committee’s major purposes are:
- To identify technical issues limiting efficient & effective bird conservation, on-the-ground.
- To respond to any technical questions posed by the board of directors.
- To assist the coordinator in annual reporting to the US Fish and Wildlife Service
- To develop Bird Species Population and habitat conservation objectives and priorities.
- To identify and prioritize, research, monitoring and other information needs of the NGPJV and recommend appropriate ways to address them.
The Technical Committee is comprised of habitat-management oriented scientists and biologists with expertise in migratory bird science and conservation. The committee includes individuals from universities, federal agencies, state fish and wildlife agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Meet Our Technical Committee Members Kevin Ellison - (Chair) Grassland Ecologist, World Wildlife Fund Northern Great Plains Program
Jane Austin - Research Biologist, US Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Curtis W. Bradbury - North Dakota State Biologist, Natural Resources Conservation Service
John Carlson - Biologist, Bureau of Land Management Kaylann Carrlson - Ducks Unlimited
Nancy Drilling - Avian Biologist, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Steve Fairbairn - Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Wildlife Program Luke George - Science Director, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Jim Hansen - Central Flyway Bird Coordinator, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department
Lawrence D. Igl, Ph.D. - Research Ecologist, USGS, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Sandra Johnson - Non-game biologist, ND Game and Fish Department
Silka Kempema - Biologist, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department Neal Niemuth - Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Habitat and Population Evaluation Team
Adam Ryba - Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Habitat and Population Evaluation Team
Boyd Schulz - Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Wildlife Program
Scott Somershoe - US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6