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Conservation Planning Atlas

This webinar outlines efforts to date and goals towards unifynig various datasets under a new Conservation Planning Atlas resource.

John Tirpak is currently stationed in Vicksburg, Mississippi (soon to be Lafayette, Louisiana) and serves as the Science Coordinator for the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Prior to this position, John was Science Coordinator for the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture. In these roles, John has worked to leverage science and technology on behalf of partnerships to define landscape sustainability, design what that looks like on the ground, and deliver on that vision - all in an adaptive, strategic conservation framework. John received his BS in Wildlife Resource Management from West Virginia University, an MS in Biology from California University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Biology from Fordham University. Both his Master's and doctoral research were conducted as part of the Appalachian Cooperative Grouse Research Project - a multi-state effort focused on ruffed grouse ecology and management in the Appalachian region. John was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, where he developed ecoregional-scale suitability models for priority birds. He received the U.S. Forest Service's Wings Across the Americas award in 2007 for this work. John has also received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence and was named the Southeast Region's Biologist of the Year in 2010.

Additional Resource Materials (pdf): John Tirpak PPT presentation.pdf

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