2022 Partners' Meeting
2022 Partners' Meeting
WYNDD held its 5th Annual Partners' Meeting in a virtual format on February 28, 2022. Over 100 people
attended the meeting.
The meeting opened with a welcome from WYNDD Director, Dr. Gary Beauvais. Dr. Beauvais
followed with a review of WYNDD’s mission, an introduction of WYNDD staff, and an
update on WYNDD’s budget status. WYNDD’s Information Systems and Services (ISS) Coordinator,
Mark Andersen, provided an update on progress and priorities for the ISS team at WYNDD.
WYNDD biological program leads then provided an update on recent projects and core
work within their programs. Mark Andersen then provided a sneak peek of WYNDD's forthcoming
"Map Explorer" application, which is expected to be rolled out to partners by the
end of 2022. Dr. Beauvais wrapped up the morning with a discussion of WYNDD's bugdet
status, funding model, and plans.
The afternoon started with three breakout groups:
- Ecological Forecasting of Climate Change Impacts in Wyoming
- Wildlife Monitoring -- Assumptions, Considerations, and Examples from WYNDD
- Threatened and Endangered Invertebrates –- Current Listings and Petitions, and What
Might Be Next
Following the breakout groups, the meeting concluded with a partner roundtable discussion
provided partners with a chance to provide updates on their organizations.
Please check out the links below for video and handouts from the meeting. We look
forward to seeing you in 2023!
Resources & Links
In this one-hour breakout session, partners will identify and articulate needs, gaps,
and opportunities for climate change-driven ecological forecasts for species and systems
in Wyoming, with the goal of initiating coproduction of useable ecological forecast
products with the WYNDD ecology program. The discussion will specifically aim to identify
aspects of climate change-driven ecological forecasts that contribute to their accuracy,
credibility, salience, and timeliness.
Video: Breakout Session: Wildlife monitoring – assumptions, considerations, and examples
from WYNDD - A discussion of important concepts and considerations involved in the monitoring
of free-ranging wildlife, including examples of recent WYNDD projects that have monitored
species attributes such as distribution, status and trends, and use of critical habitat
features. What are the pressing wildlife monitoring needs in the state, and how can
they be addressed with limited time and funding?
(No Video) Breakout Session: T&E Invertebrates – current listings and petitions, and
what might be next - (No Video)
One Wyoming invertebrate species is currently listed as Threatened under the Endangered
Species Act. Another is a Candidate for such listing, and six others are under listing
petitions currently being assessed by the USFWS. This session will outline those species,
and present ideas on species and species groups that might be “up next” for listing