Making wildlife conservation relevant in culturally diverse landscapes

Adam Beh

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Adam Beh is the Stewardship Director at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, a non-profit and non-governmental organization, which conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. In this position, Adam provides leadership and strategic planning for a diverse and expansive bird conservation program that leverages public-private partnerships and Farm Bill funding mechanisms for realizing shared conservation and rural development goals. He supervises the work of private lands wildlife biologists with state and federal agencies and numerous other organizations in four western states (Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana). Adam employs participatory action research in his work and is always searching for new and innovative ways to integrate local, traditional, and scientific knowledge in land use decision-making.

Angela Dwyer

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Originally from Texas, Angela moved to Colorado in 2010 and worked part-time for Audubon Rockies on habitat restoration and at Colorado State University on several GIS vegetation mapping projects. She studied wading bird ecology and received a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Management at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2006 and has been working with birds ever since. Angela was the conservation biologist for Audubon North Carolina from 2007 to 2010, chasing shorebirds on the beach. Angela supervises the work of all Bird Conservancy private lands biologists working in grassland habitat.


Bird conservation in the 21st century will require diverse and innovative approaches to realize tangible outcomes. As we operate in a space where more people are living in urban areas over rural areas, previously strong... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Adam Beh (Bird Conservancy of the Rockies)
  2. Angela Dwyer (Bird Conservancy of the Rockies)

Topic Areas

Topics: Engaging with the Public , Topics: Wildlife, Tourism, and Recreation , Topics: Private Lands Conservation


M-2D » Conservation Behavior on Private Lands II: Realities of Implementation (13:00 - Monday, 18th September, Diamond East)

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