Tern and plover conservation partnership celebrates 10th anniversary
LINCOLN, Neb. – The Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a reception starting at 6 p.m., following the annual Nebraska Tern and Plover meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Hardin Hall, at 33rd and Holdrege.
The all-day meeting is free and open to anyone with an interest in protecting the Interior Least Terns and Piping Plovers that nest along sandbars in slow-moving rivers. The meeting will include a poster session, latest research findings, river reports and lunch.
The Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership, based at the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, works to protect endangered Interior Least Terns, threatened Piping Plovers and other species within the Platte, Loup and Elkhorn river systems in Nebraska. The partnership works with private industry, local governments, state and federal agencies, private property owners and others to prevent bird-people conflicts. The partnership includes the public and local communities in its campaign: “Conservation. Sensible Solutions.”
To register for the annual meeting, contact Chris Thody, (402) 472-8741. For more information, visit http://ternandplover.unl.edu/.
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