Integration Workshop Report - Lessons Learned about Integration Steps for People and Habitat

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In February 2015, the NAWMP Science Support Team (NSST) and Interim Integration Committee (IIC) met jointly in Memphis, TN, and began to explore ways of integrating objectives for waterfowl habitat and people, the latter including hunters, other conservation supporters and the general public.

Participants were exposed to approaches and efforts attempting to integrate habitat-human objectives and monitor responses and progress toward integration, and were actively engaged in generating and summarizing ideas.

Defining the “problem set”, i.e., explicitly specifying the linked habitat-people objectives and associated management decisions, was challenging. Yet, all groups managed to make progress, and identify trade-offs associated with decisions that could most benefit birds, people or both target groups.