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GCP LCC Webinar: One Year Update on "A Monarch's View of the City"

Date/Time: 12:00 PM, 4/5/2017

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GCP LCC Webinar: ONE YEAR UPDATE A Monarch's View of the City – Showcase Austin: Urban Monarch landscape conservation design progress report for Texas

Date/Time: 12:00 pm, 4/5/2016

View the recorded webinar update on A Monarch's View of the City

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Last year we heard about the developing Monarch's View of a City project being piloted in four metropolitan areas, Austin, Chicago, Kansas City, and Minneapolis-St.Paul from Mark Johnston, The Field Museum (Link to that presentation). The project began because the LCCs believes
 there are unprecedented opportunities in cities to connect people with nature through monarch and pollinator conservation. Join Katie Boyer and Kristin Shaw, who will provide a 12 month progress report on highlighting efforts in Austin, TX and the other cities.

Progress will include reports on:

Presenters

Kristin Shaw is the Urban Conservation Coordinator for the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC, focusing on urban monarch conservation and the Ecological Places in Cities Network. The EPiC Network is a community of professionals that work together towards a new vision that integrates nature’s benefits and natural defenses with the needs of our urban future. The EPiC Network also provides expertise on urban conservation issues and serves as an advisory body to ETPBR LCC staff and to the Steering Committee. Kristin will review the main products of the Monarch's View of a City Project.

 

Katie Boyer, is the SW regional Monarch outreach specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service based in Austin, Texas, focusing on Monarch butterfly conservation and coordination. Katie helps lead the Austin Texas Monarch's View of a City effort and will speak to all things Texas. 


Last year we heard about the developing Monarch's View of a City project being piloted in four metropolitan areas, Austin, Chicago, Kansas City, and Minneapolis-St.Paul from Mark Johnston, The Field Museum (Link to that presentation). The project began because the LCCs believes
 there are unprecedented opportunities in cities to connect people with nature through monarch and pollinator conservation. Join Katie Boyer and Kristin Shaw, who will provide a 12 month progress report on highlighting efforts in Austin, TX and the other cities.

Progress will include reports on:

    • a guidebook that any city can pick up and use to create a map for their own use
    • a map illustrating the baseline milkweed density for Austin and the potential for adding milkweed and nectaring resources for monarchs and other pollinators in the city
    • a geospatial model with social and biological mapping to help plan conservation in urban areas
    • examples of conservation initiatives in Texas in urban communities 

Presenters

Kristin Shaw is the Urban Conservation Coordinator for the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC, focusing on urban monarch conservation and the Ecological Places in Cities Network. The EPiC Network is a community of professionals that work together towards a new vision that integrates nature’s benefits and natural defenses with the needs of our urban future. The EPiC Network also provides expertise on urban conservation issues and serves as an advisory body to ETPBR LCC staff and to the Steering Committee. Kristin will review the main products of the Monarch's View of a City Project.

 

Katie Boyer, is the SW regional Monarch outreach specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service based in Austin, Texas, focusing on Monarch butterfly conservation and coordination. Katie helps lead the Austin Texas Monarch's View of a City effort and will speak to all things Texas.