Outreach to the hunting community

Dr. Vince Slabe, wildlife research biologist with CSG, has been working with the hunting community to raise awareness of lead toxicity in Golden and Bald Eagles. His non-lead ammunition distribution studies are intended to pilot one way we can mitigate harm to these iconic American bird populations.

• New two-year wind turbine research project is providing free non-lead ammunition for certain hunt areas in southeast Wyoming. Read more about this project.
• The Eagle Nest Monitoring and Non-lead Ammunition Voucher Program in Park and Sweet Grass Counties, Montana is developing collaborative and inclusive approaches to reducing the quantity of lead present in the ecosystem. CSG’s Vince Slabe is launching a non-lead voucher program to encourage long-term transition away from lead ammunition by hunters in these counties.

Dr. Vince Slabe staffs an informational table at Yellowstone Sporting Goods in Livingston, Montana in early October 2021. At this event, AMB West, a collection of three ranches in Montana, announced the winners of its annual bull elk drawing and invited area nonprofits to attend and share information. CSG set up next to AMB West to help them explain and promote the fact that they are requiring non-lead ammo use for hunting elk on their ranches.

Youth Engagement

Engaging and educating today’s youth – our world’s future scientists, conservationists, and educators – is a priority at CSG.

CSG’s Trish Miller, Executive Director and Senior Wildlife Research Biologist, is spearheading this collaborative project to establish a healthy breeding population of Barn Owls along the Atlantic Coast. The project is also giving area youth an exciting chance to be citizen scientists and conservationists. Read more about this project and how you can contribute here.

Contact us to inquire about a having a CSG wildlife biologist give a presentation to your school or youth group.

In 2022 CSG welcomed its first intern, Hannah McIntyre, who is earning her M. Sc. In Ecology and Evolution at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. At CSG she is gaining hands-on experience in handling large datasets and current research in wildlife ecology.

Community Engagement

True to CSG’s mission, our staff regularly participate in educational outreach to the public, other scientists, and policy makers about our work and the wildlife we study.

Dr. Vince Slabe interviews with the Allerton Park Bird Club

Central Illinois birding podcasters Nate and Evan of the Allerton Park Bird Club Podcast spoke with Dr. Vince Slabe of CSG. They discussed differentiating Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles, measuring lead toxicity in raptors, how lead gets into raptors, the non-lead ammunition distribution in Wyoming that Dr. Slabe began, and more.

Dr. Trish Miller speaks with Bird Calls Radio

CSG’s executive director chatted with the host about how movement ecology studies can help address wildlife conflicts with green energy development. Hear this January 28, 2020 episode.

Presentations at the Raptor Research Foundation Annual Conference

CSG regularly participates in dialog with colleagues in the raptor research community.

Dr. Trish Miller and Mike Lanzone interview with the Coffee At New Jersey Audubon podcast

Dr. Trish Miller of CSG and Mike Lanzone of Cellular Tracking Technologies spoke with New Jersey Audubon President and CEO Eric Stiles and host Mike Skagerlind of the Coffee At New Jersey Audubon podcast, discussing the emerging technologies used to track birds and the ways they are used to study the birds’ behavior. Listen here.

Presentation to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, “Lead Poisoning of Raptors: Causes, Concerns and Mitigation Strategies,” by guest speaker Dr. Vincent Slabe

Dr. Slabe and Ross Crandall, the Executive Director of nonprofit wildlife research organization Craighead Beringia South, gave this October 2020 Zoom webinar sponsored by the world’s first refuge for birds of prey, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. View on YouTube.

Other Presentations to youth, community, and professional groups

Ghosts of the Eastern Forests,” by Dr. Trish Miller, an invited virtual presentation at the 2021 Pennsylvania State Parks Annual Park Naturalist and Educators (OPS) Workshop.

Golden Opportunity: Our Journey Studying the Ghosts of the Eastern Forests,” an invited keynote presentation by Dr. Trish Miller and Mike Lanzone at the 2019 New Jersey Audubon, Cape May Bird Observatory Fall Festival.

From (clueless) undergrad to Ph.D. How Golden Eagles opened the doors of opportunity,” by Dr. Trish Miller as invited speaker at the 2019 Frontiers in Ornithology: a symposium for youth in Hockessin, DE.

Golden Eagles: Ghosts of the eastern forests,” by Dr. Trish Miller in 2018
• at the New Jersey Audubon, Cape May Bird Observatory Fall Festival, Cape May, NJ
• at the Biggest Week, Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon, OH
• at the West Cape May Environmental Commission Special Programs, West Cape May, NJ
• at the Cumberland County 17th Annual Winter Eagle Festival in Mauricetown, NJ

Collaboration

CSG’s mission relies on collaboration with many other organizations, from local citizen science groups and grassroots clubs, to institutions of higher education, to federal, state and local governments.

Turbulence study with Cornell

CSG joins Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit partnership

CSG Teams Up to Protect Bald Eagles at Join Base Langley-Eustis

Conservation Science Global collaborated with Cornell on a project to better understand how eagles respond to turbulence in the air. Read the Cornell Chronicle article here.

This partnership between 62 university and environmental research organizations was established in 2001 to further research and education that supports ecosystem management in the Chesapeake watershed. Learn more here.

Bald Eagles nesting near the Join Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) flight line not only puts the eagles in danger, but the F-22 Raptor pilots as well. Learn more about the project here.