The NCTC Conservationists in Action Series
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Join guests Katie Julian, Ed Britton, John Howe and NCTC host Randy Robinson for a discussion on how webcams have become a new and important tool for wildlife conservation. Partnerships and Friends Groups are key to keeping thirty webcams running on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sites nationwide. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge stretches over 200 river miles and has six webcams that offer many different views of nesting and migrating wildlife. This refuge is a great example of the power of partnerships to enhance public enjoyment and appreciation of wildlife through innovative technology. During the first hour, we’ll meet Katie, Ed, and John as we discuss some of the history and background of their webcam projects. In the second hour, we’ll take a visual tour of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge to learn how friends' groups and partnerships have made wildlife viewing more accessible to all.
Katie Julian is Visitor Services Specialist at the La Crosse District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam
Ed Britton is Wildlife Refuge Manager for the Savanna District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. https://stewardsumrr.org/webcams
John Howe is Executive Director of the Raptor Resource Project and has developed nest cam programs worldwide. https://www.raptorresource.org