Symposium: Ecology of Large Woodpeckers

October 31, 2005
October 31-November 3, 2005
Convention Center - Brinkley, AR 
Ecosystem conservation for the recovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker is one of the primary challenges facing natural resource professionals in the Big Woods today.

Conference Objective: To present the recent rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker and the comparative biology of other large woodpeckers in order to increase our understanding of the history, ecology, and management of large woodpeckers.

Target Audience: Natural resource professionals and scientists including:ornithologists, ecologists, foresters, wildlife biologists, soil conservationists, land managers and members of related fields and specialties.

Symposium Highlights
Speakers:
Dr. John Fitzpatrick
Dr. David Shoch

Proceedings

The proceedings will be published.The proceedings will contain research papers, poster and paper research summaries, and empirically based presentations.

Theme I: Rediscovery:covering the historical aspects leading to the current situation.

Theme II: Woodpecker Ecology: covering the interesting and topical habits and habitats of large woodpeckers.

Theme III: Inventory and Research: covering what we know, what we don’t know, and what we need to find out

Theme IV: Bottomland Hardwoods: covering the current condition, desired future conditions, and management of bottomland forests.

Sponsors:

- Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

- Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

- Cornell Lab of Ornithology

- The Nature Conservancy

- US Fish and Wildlife Service

Field Trip:
Field tour of Bottomland Hardwoods and cypress-tupelo swamps.

P SYMPOSIUM Registration Information

Registration Fee $100.00
Registration fee includes lunches, banquet, field trip, and copy of the proceedings.

Hotel Information
Amerihost Hotel, Brinkley, AR - $55.00/night for single or double, call (870) 734-4300.

Best Western Hotel, Brinkley, AR - $54.50/night for single or double, call (870) 734-1650.

or call Brinkley Chamber of Commerce
(870) 734-2262.

Registration forms can be printed from The Nature Conservancy web page.

To receive an e-mailed, faxed, or mailed copy of the registration form contact:

Charlotte Bornemeier (501) 614-5085.
Note that completed registration forms and payment must be submitted via mail to:

Woodpecker Symposium
601 N. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72205